help children learn the old-fashioned way - by having fun
Screen-Free Week, celebrated May 4-10, is a chance for us to take a step back and focus on how we used to do things before television, tablets, smartphones and video games. Children can learn and have fun - sometimes more fun - when they are given activities that require a hands-on approach.
We hope you and your family enjoy the activities below that will help children learn Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) concepts, important social and emotional skills, and language literacy. In fact, we would love to see pictures of your finished activities or "works-in-progress"!
Visit our FaceBook page and post some of your outstanding work. We will award the five best posts with a free copy of our book, Where's Green?
Monday: How to Create Rain from Ice Cubes
This project was created as a complement to our e-book, What's the Matter?
Tuesday: How to Make Patriotic Ice Pops
This is a recipe that will be featured in our upcoming children's cookbook called Everybody Cooks! STEM Facts and Recipes for Family Cooperation and Healthier Eating.
Wednesday: How To Make a Rainbow Pop-Up Card
This activity was developed as a companion to our book, Where's Green?
Thursday: How to Create a Chemical Compound Bookmark
This activity was developed as a companion to our e-book, Oxygen Finds Friends.
Friday: How to Create a Rainbow Without Rain
This project was designed to complement our book, Where's Green?
Saturday: How to Create an Ice Paint Project
This activity was developed as a companion to our e-book What's the Matter?
Sunday: How to Make a Mother's Day Breakfast
This recipe will be featured in our upcoming children's cookbook called Everybody Cooks! STEM Facts and Recipes for Family Cooperation and Healthier Eating.