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Water Fun Round-Up: Ocean and Sea Creature Activities and Crafts

Water Fun Round-Up: Ocean and Sea Creature Activities and Crafts

Splashing, swimming, and sailing, in sinks, water tables, pools, lakes, and oceans…studying sea creatures, washing, measuring, and floating…there is so much fun to be had with water! For the Water Fun linky of the Smart Summer Challenge*, participants really “dove right in”! (*rim shot* Thank you! I’m here all week!) Pin It Mathematics Beach Party – Naturally Educational Pin It A House for Hermit Crab Craft – Naturally Educational Pin It Ocean in a Bag – Pink and Green Mama Pin It Juice Carton … Read entire article »

Filed under: Ecology, Featured, Science, Smart Summer Challenge

A House for Hermit Crab Craft

A House for Hermit Crab Craft

Pin It When I was a child, I got to take home the class hermit crab over a long vacation.  There is something incredibly fascinating about a creature that needs to borrow shell to protect itself and to exchange that shell for a new one as it grows. Check out this video on YouTube of a Hermit Crab changing its shell. My children are also intrigued by hermit crabs.  There are quite a few at the shore … Read entire article »

Filed under: 3-5 (Preschool), 3-5 (Preschool), 3-5 (Preschool), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 5-6 (Kindergartners), 6-8 (Early Elementary), 6-8 (Early Elementary), Ecology, Featured, Science, Smart Summer Challenge

The Whale Watch that Wasn’t

The Whale Watch that Wasn’t

My husband, who grew up here on Long Island, enjoying voyages on the small wooden boat his grandfather built, turned to me two weeks ago and said, “I want us to get out on the water more often this summer”.  A few minutes and some clicks later on his computer, he declared, “I’m booking us on a whale watch trip for July 24.” Perfect, I thought, visions filling my head of educational sidenotes about cetaceans (whales … Read entire article »

Filed under: Ecology, Featured, Science, Smart Summer Challenge

Water Fun Week 5 of #SmartSummer

Water Fun Week 5 of #SmartSummer

Kismet. Sometimes it seems like things are just meant to happen.  My husband booked us a whale watching trip for the Sunday before the Water Fun week of the Smart Summer Challenge begins!  I can’t wait to share what we learned with you. We have a membership at the aquarium and it is a great way to beat the summer heat AND the summer slide at the same time. And since we live on an island, … Read entire article »

Filed under: All Ages, Ecology, Science, Smart Summer Challenge