Rainbow Shapes Magnetic Tiles

We were asked by the lovely people at Rainbow Shapes (www.rainbowshapes.com) to have a play with their magnetic tiles and let you know what we thought. My kids were so excited when they realised what was in the colourful box – lots and lots of magnetic tiles! They had hours of fun playing with themContinue reading “Rainbow Shapes Magnetic Tiles”

Animals At Night

I am SO excited about this theme and there is still so much more left to explore and learn about the world at night. I have decided not to call this topic Nocturnal Animals as we’re not only going to explore nocturnal animals, but also look at what diurnal animals (including ourselves) do at night.Continue reading “Animals At Night”

Bugs bugs bugs

Who doesn’t love bugs? As adults, we’ve often fallen out of love with them – but look closely and you’ll be reminded just how fascinating they are! This week covers some outside hunts – so grab some wellies and a magnifying glass and get set on an adventure! You could try going somewhere new andContinue reading “Bugs bugs bugs”

Maths – indoors and outdoors

This week we are very lucky to have the fabulous input from homemade_learning mum Hilary who has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to engaging kids in learning and making it fun so that learning is always through play. You can follow all of her brilliant ideas on her Instagram or Facebook page. We’veContinue reading “Maths – indoors and outdoors”

The Ocean

There is something elusive about the ocean – how vast it is and just how little we know about it. This week we have our very last Blog Takeover for this session and it is a brilliant one! The creativity and ingenuity of weeSTEMers never ceases to astound me. We’ve absolutely loved all of theContinue reading “The Ocean”

How My Body Works

Kids are naturally so inquisitive about their bodies and so it’s easy to enagage them in activities to learn about the human body. This week we have another few fabulous Blog Takeovers taking a closer look at the human body. Thank you to both of these weeSTEMs families for sharing their learning with us! TheContinue reading “How My Body Works”

The Power of Water

Welcome to Part 2 of our Water series and Blog Takeover – The Power of Water. In this week’s blog we’re going to cover slightly more complicated concepts including the water cycle, water resistance, rain clouds, using water power in machines, and exploring liquid densities. Thank you so much to all of the weeSTEMers forContinue reading “The Power of Water”

Plants

This week we’re going to go back to basics – to the ‘start’ of the foodchain. Plants. The activities this week are really easy to edit and simplify for younger kids, or of course advance and take the learning really far for more advanced learners. Each activity is designed to work well for kids ofContinue reading “Plants”

Exploring Water

Here is our first Blog Takeover – where lots of weeSTEMers have completed some weeSTEMs activities and sent their photos in to share with you! And let me tell you – the quality and fun that’s come across in the photos has blown me away! I’m so proud and honoured to be surrounded by suchContinue reading “Exploring Water”

The Wildlife Around Us

This is the winning theme from Facebook last week – so make sure you’ve turned on notifications to enter the next one! Nature seems to be healing itself and slowly creeping back to where it used to belong – with cougars in Santiago and goats moving down off the hills and wandering through people’s gardensContinue reading “The Wildlife Around Us”

Spring STEM Activities

I absolutely love Spring! I love the promise of longer days and the prospect of potentially nicer weather 🙂 The weather has been glorious – and is forecast to continue – so most of these activities could be done outside. There is a plethora of evidence showing the massive health (both mental & physical) benefitsContinue reading “Spring STEM Activities”

Senses

This is always such a fun topic to do with kids (and adults) and it’s very hands-on but with little prep. There’s also loads of activities in here that I bet your kids will want to do over and over! Happy learning! Senses Facts Infants blink only once or twice a minute, whereas adults blinkContinue reading “Senses”

Rabbie Burns @ weePLAY

Balloch Park was lovely as always for us to celebrate all things Scottish & Rabbie Burns. We spent the morning designing tartan, creating haggis, and making playdoh shortbread. Everyone was delighted to be reunited with their friends after the long Xmas break – and we welcomed 4 new wee faces to our weePLAY session. TheContinue reading “Rabbie Burns @ weePLAY”