Adventures in Wonderlab

Adventures in Wonderlab

Fun science adventures for all ages!

Posts filed under summer 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)

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)

Homemade Fidget Spinners!

3 Fidget spinners

We were reluctant to join in on the fidget spinner craze. Neither of my children fidget, so why do we need these contraptions in our lives? Will my children suddenly become fidgety if they own a fidget spinner? That is not how it’s supposed to work, right?!? Eventually, after the kids’ school no longer allowed… (read more)

Free and Fun Summertime Boredom Buster

Scavenger Hunt Printable Looking for a fun, free outdoor activity with your kids? We recently went on a Nature Walk Scavenger Hunt, and both of my kids (ages 7 and 9) loved it! The Bird Feed NYC has this great “Nature Walk” printable scavenger hunt! They actually have 15 printable scavenger hunts, including beach, snow,… (read more)