Posted in Fine Motor skills, Homeschooling, Learning through play, Toddler's Activities

Fine Motor Skills – Straw and Pasta

The other day, I was looking for a quick activity that would be fun for Isabelle. She gets bored with her toys after awhile, and constantly looking for her brothers. The #cerradoboys were out for their haircut bonding😜.

Since I constantly looking for new activities using materials in our home.I grabbed few sticks of pasta and a handful of straws. We only have the paper straws right now, so I cut them down to fit into her tiny hands. 

When I set out the materials, Isabelle was immediately interested in them. She wasn’t quite sure what to do with them, though, until I showed her how to put a straw in the pasta.

It took a lot of concentration, but she did it!

It was a lot of fun for her, and so easy to put together. I know we’ll do it again soon.

Enjoy watching!


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STEM Activity – The Dancing Raisin Science Experiment

With just two simple ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen, you can get this party started!

Materials You Will Need:

  • 2 clear glasses 
  • A box of raisins
  • Clear, well-carbonated soda or water (we used Perrier water but Sprite will work as well)


  1. Pour soda into the glass.
  2. Drop four or five raisins into the glass.
  3. After about a minute, you will observe raisins moving up and down in the glass. Watch how the bubbles control the movements of the raisins!

What makes the raisins dance?

The soda water has lots of carbon dioxide, which makes the liquid bubbly. When the raisins are put in the soda, the carbon dioxide molecules collide with the raisin and build up in the raisin’s nooks and crannies. The carbon dioxide is less dense than the the raisin, and when enough bubbles join together, they attempt to lift the raisin to the surface. 

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Learning through play – Learning about Emotions

On this activity we used corkboard and playdough and started to create different emotions – happy, sad, mad.


As he worked at the playdough by putting the features of the face into IKEA corkboard, we also had a great time talking about the different emotions and even acting about the facial expressions.

Inigo had a fun time making faces – a great introduction for toddler learning about emotions.

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Fine Motor Skills – Playing with Clothespin

If you have kids, I would definitely recommend you keep some clothespins on hand. “Why clothespins?” you may ask. First, there are so many fun activities and crafts using clothespins. Second, they are great for developing fine motor skills!

With so many different activities and crafts using clothespins, having them on hand is a great way to keep kiddos occupied for a good chunk of time.    


We had done activity with clothespins recently, so I thought of giving him cup and clothespins and see what he’ll do with it. He started clipping them along the edge of a cup and as he was talking as he played I overheard he was counting the clothepins.

   When Isabelle saw her Kuya Inigo she joined us and I gave her plate as well.Sometimes it maybe too advanced for Isabelle’s age but watching them together doing the same activity and enjoying what they are doing looked so cute!Silly – I know – but these realizations make me so happy!   

 I love watching the interests of my kids – they are full of awesome ideas! Whenever I am needing a little inspiration I just sit back and watch them play … within a few minutes I always have another creative learning activity in mind!

Posted in Homeschooling, Learning through play, Preschool Activity, Sensory skills, stem activity, Toddler's Activities

STEM Activity – Rainbow Skittles Candy Experiment

This is a classic skittles science experiment that everyone has to try once!

 All you need are three things: Skittles, water, and a shallow bowl! That’s easy enough right?    

Setting up skittles science is so easy.

    First, I let them add the skittles around the edges of the bowl. We used at least four of each color. You can chose whatever combination you like or experiment with patterns.

    Then we fill a white shallow bowl with about a 1/2 inch of hot water. The bowl doesn’t have to be filled completely.

  The skittles start to dissolve pretty quick so keep your eye on them.


The Science behind it…

Skittles are made of ingredients that are prone to dissolve in water easily.   


Posted in Homeschooling, Learning through play, Toddler's Activities

STEM Activity – Inflating the Baloon Using Baking Soda and Vinegar

These baking soda and vinegar balloons were so much fun! Mix everything together and watch as the reaction creates carbon dioxide and inflates the balloons! As far as science experiments go, this is a pretty simple one. I love that we had all of the materials needed for it at home already, and that it was quick and easy to put together! And on top of that, it was pretty darn cool to watch the balloon inflate all by itself!


The science behind it:

So how does it work? The vinegar and the baking soda mix together to make an acid-base reaction.The reaction creates carbon dioxide gas that bubbles up from the mixture. The gas expands up and out of the bottle and inflates the balloon.


These baking soda and vinegar balloons were a really simple experiment! We used household ingredients that we already had so it was super easy to put together. Both Angelo and Inigo were able to do most of it all by themselves, which is always pretty awesome!

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Exploring with sounds – Rainbow Water Xylophone

Today I’m sharing a quick and fun activity you can do with your kids. We’re exploring sound with a rainbow water xylophone.

Such a simple activity idea, but it was a total hit in our house!

To make a water xylophone using spice bottles:

We filled the spice bottles with varying amounts of water and added liquid food coloring to the bottles. Each bottle held a different color of the rainbow to make a rainbow water xylophone – it was a fun color mixing activity as well.

It was fun to see their expressions as they realized they could make a sound on the bottles. Even better was watching them make a little tune, singing and dancing to the beat of the xylophone! This is one activity that they will remember for a long time to come.