I’m partnering with Bayer on today’s sponsored post as a part of their company-wide, award-winning initiative Making Science Make Sense® (MSMS).
Science was always one of my favorite subjects when I was in school. I was always pretty intrigued by it - and I thought it was fun (yes, I was one of those people who loved school)! I had wonderful teachers, all through out middle school, Jr. High, and high school.. who encouraged me and helped me along the way, and for that I'm so thankful.
Clara is in preschool now and loves learning and going to school everyday... she's like a little sponge.. and I hope she continues to love it as she gets older, just like I did. And every day I pray that she will have great teachers who will encourage her also, just as her pre-k teachers are doing! I would love to say a HUGE thank you to her teacher.. for doing so much to help my little one grow.. and Clara would like to say THANK YOU too!
But it's important to keep the learning fun going, even when not at school. It doesn't have to be complicated or intricate.. So parents, here are just a few ideas to have some scientific fun with your kiddos at home:
1. Lay out in the back yard at night and do some star-gazing. Learn about planets and constellations. Then afterwards you can do a fun little art project, such as this Q-Tip Star Art.
2. Find a local science museum. These are fun because kids love being hands-on. Our local museum, the Museum of Discovery, is amazing, and Clara loves it! There's always special events going on for kids and they have lots of fun things for kids to tinker with. This would be great to do on a weekend or during a school break!
3. Bake something! This is a favorite in our house... because, yes.. baking is a science! You could teach your child what baking soda does while making a batch of chocolate chip cookies (hey, and then you get to eat the cookies - yum!).
There are so many more things you could do - those are just a few ideas! If you have any more ideas you'd like to share, just post them in the comments below!
Who sparked your scientific creativity, or your child's scientific creativity? Was it a parent? An Aunt or Uncle? A teacher? From September 9th to November 25th, Bayer is asking people of all ages to share a thank-you message to that person who has helped science make sense in their life. Take a photo with a handwritten message, or a video and submit to SayTkU.com and on social media with the hashtag #SayTkU. For each thank-you message shared, Bayer will provide a child with a free admission to a STEM venue - such as a trip to a local hand-on science museum. Bayer is committed to providing access to one million hands-on science learning experiences for kids by 2020. How amazing is that?