13 books about Earth Day for kids

Books about Earth Day || Gift of Curiosity

Earth Day is celebrated around the globe on April 22 each year. It is a time for people to consider our impact on the Earth and to commit ourselves to making the Earth a cleaner and healthier place for everyone - and everything - to live. In this post I'm sharing my review of 13 different books about Earth Day for kids. This selection includes both non-fiction and fiction children's books about Earth Day appropriate for kids ages 2-9. Non-fiction books about Earth Day Earth Day by Clara Cella This non-fiction book shares information about the history of Earth Day - when it begin, who … [Read more...]

Introduction to land, air, and water {preschool geography}

Introduction to land air and water || Gift of Curiosity

In Montessori education, there is usually an introductory geography lesson focused on land, air, and water. In this post I'm sharing how I introduced the concepts of land, air, and water to my kids as part of our preschool geography lessons. Note: You can find more kid-friendly geography activities on my geography unit study page.  Filling containers with land, air, and water To introduce this lesson, I put together a tray with the following materials: A small globe 3 empty glass containers labeled "land,""air," and "water" I explained to my children that the earth is made up … [Read more...]

Easter Bingo game {free printable}

Easter Bingo || Gift of Curiosity

Bingo is such a classic kids' game. We've played many different versions of Bingo. Today I'm offering an Easter twist on this classic game with my free Easter Bingo game printable. Note: For more Easter printables, see my Easter Activities for Kids page. My Easter Bingo game printable features a total of 10 different playing cards. Here is a sneak peak at the first six: And here is a sneak peak at the calling cards used for playing: You can play blackout Bingo, four corners Bingo, or line Bingo with these cards. In fact, did you know that changing the rules for winning … [Read more...]

Seed experiment #5: What liquids help seeds grow?

What liquids help seeds to grow? || Gift of Curiosity

After my kids and I sprouted seeds to see what the process entailed, we decided to carry out a series of seed experiments to learn more about seeds. Our seed experiments were designed to answer questions about what kinds of conditions seeds grow best in. In previous posts I shared the results of our experiments that asked the questions: "Do seeds need light to grow?" "What temperature do seeds like?" "Do seeds need air to grow?" "Do seeds need their seed coat?" In this fifth seed experiment, we have been addressing the question: "What liquids help seeds to grow?" Note: For … [Read more...]

Melted crayon Easter egg decorating

Melted crayon Easter egg || Gift of Curiosity

This year I was looking for a different way to decorate eggs rather than some of the same old ideas we've tried before. I had heard of using crayons on hot eggs to create melted crayon Easter eggs, and I thought it would be a great project to try with my kids. I'm so glad we tried this out because the end result was so beautiful! **Please note that this activity requires very close adult supervision and may not be safe for all kids. Please use good judgement when deciding whether this activity is safe to do with your children so as to prevent burns or injuries.** Note: For more Easter craft … [Read more...]

Seed experiment #4b: Do seeds need their seed coat to grow?

Do seeds need their seed coat to grow? redux || Gift of Curiosity

After my kids and I sprouted seeds to see what the process entailed, we decided to carry out a series of seed experiments to learn more about seeds. Our seed experiments were designed to answer questions about what kinds of conditions seeds grow best in. In three previous posts I shared the results of our experiments that asked the questions: "Do seeds need light to grow?", "What temperature do seeds like?", and "Do seeds need air to grow?" In a fourth seed experiment, we have been addressing the question: "Do seeds need their seed coat to grow?" In this post I shared how we initially took … [Read more...]

Gardening Do-a-Dot Printables {free}

Gardening Do-a-Dot Printables || Gift of Curiosity

Spring is almost here, which means it is time to start thinking about spring gardens! If you've been following along, you know that I have been posting a lot of activities for learning about seeds. Well, once a seed germinates, you've got the start of a garden, so talking about gardens is a natural progression from learning about seeds. I've created this Gardening Do-a-Dot Printables Pack for your little ones who are learning about seeds, vegetables, and how things grow. I hope your children will enjoy using this pack to spark their interest in gardening. Note: You'll find more … [Read more...]

9 unique ways to decorate Easter eggs (that are way cooler than using store bought dye)

9 beautiful and unique Easter egg decorating ideas || Gift of Curiosity

Dyeing eggs for Easter has become a family tradition for us, and it is something my kids look forward to each year. But if your kids are looking for something a bit more exciting than another year of dipping eggs into store bought dyes, check out these 9 unique ways to decorate Easter eggs. Note: You can find more kid-friendly ideas for Easter on my Easter Activities for Kids page.  Tie dyed Easter eggs from Fun at Home with Kids Easter egg pour painting from Creative Family Fun Easter egg characters from Artsy Momma Easter eggs decorated with edible markers and paints … [Read more...]