Shark Cakes… Ooh ahah!

Simone (aka Punkee) announced that it was Shark Day. I gave her a quizzical look and asked, “For real?” To which she said, “It is now…” So, Shark Day it was. I was not going to argue since sharks are my ultimate favorite animal in the entire universe. We made shark pancakes, wore whatever sharky, …

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Croaky! A Frog Dissection

The last days of school brought our restlessness to science by considering what make animals tick… internally and anatomically speaking. Home Science Tools has an awesome Intermediate Dissection Kit that gives several easily dissectible animals to complement lessons on vertebrates and invertebrates, anatomy and physiology, or just good ole’ fashioned curiosity to our natural world. The kit also …

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Punkee Says: Fish Girl

Fish Girl By: David Wiesner & Donna Jo Napoli A young mermaid, called Fish Girl, in a boardwalk aquarium, has a chance encounter with an ordinary girl. Their growing friendship inspires Fish Girl’s longing for freedom, independence, and a life beyond the aquarium tank. Sparkling with humor and brilliantly visualized, Fish Girl’s story will resonate …

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Eww, Bacteria!

It never fails. Science can be really, super gross. It can be an eye-opener. And boy, is it oh… SO… fascinating. Take our bacteria experiments for example. I love doing this with kids of all levels because the reactions are totally classic, especially when looking at the bacteria colonies under the microscope: “EWW GROSS!” (Wait …

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Music For Peace – Melody Harp

Music is powerful magic. It has the ability to soothe a baby to sleep, add festivity and togetherness to a party, trigger aggressive thoughts, and invoke tranquility, peace, and love. Music is for the soul. It has absolute control over an atmosphere, and it is created from within as a means of creating a feeling on …

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Magical Unicorn Oracle Cards

Unicorn is the symbol of the most magical of all animals.  The symbolism of these beautiful, fantastical creatures encompasses practically everything that a child desires, including magic, beauty, artistic ability, imagination, and the belief that she is capable of anything. Guidance cards (often called oracle cards) are wondrous ways to help boost confidences and sooth …

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