Adventures in Wonderlab

Adventures in Wonderlab

Fun science adventures for all ages!

Posts filed under Kids Activities

Sand Volcanoes and Frozen Treasure Chests!

Press a crater in the mountain

Looking to get the kids outside? How do sand volcanoes and frozen treasure chests sound? Sand Volcanoes If sand toys are losing their appeal, sand volcanoes can make playtime more exciting. Sand volcanoes are fairly easy to create, and can be repeated over and over – or until you run out of vinegar and baking… (read more)

Sparkly Sea Foam Slime and a Dreamy Ocean in a Bottle

Ocean in a jar

When you live nowhere near an ocean, sometimes you feel the need to create ocean-themed slime. And while you are at it, why not a beautiful ocean in a bottle, as well?! Sparkly Sea Foam Slime It is slime time! Our slime ingredients included: Elmer’s Clear glue, baking soda, saline solution, glitter (optional), pearls (optional),… (read more)

The Magic of Oil and Water

oil and water

We were having “one of those days” yesterday. Summer break is in full swing, and both kids were restless and cranky – stuck inside the house with another afternoon of thunderstorms. My kids are either the best of friends, or best explained like oil and water.¬†When all else fails to stop my kids’ bickering, there… (read more)

3 Fun Kid-Friendly Activities to Celebrate July 4th

Waterbead fireworks

These fun activities can be done anytime of the year, but if you are looking for a few simple ways to entertain kids this July 4th, these might do the trick! Firecracker Drinks Who doesn’t love a festive and exciting beverage to enjoy on July 4th? Just use sparkling water (or Sprite, or even tap… (read more)

Homemade Floam 2 Ways

Ball of floam

  Have you heard of floam? Floam is a moldable substance filled with foam beads, making it a very unique sensory experience. I think of it as an alternative to Play Doh, since it can be squished, molded, and used to form any creation. Last week, we spotted polystyrene beads at Hobby Lobby (in their… (read more)