When it comes to kids and school, it can be difficult to get your kids to enjoy certain subjects. Some children enjoy subjects like math and science, while others are more into art and reading and writing.
One subject that most children have a love/hate relationship with throughout school is science. Why? Because it can either be a lot of fun or downright boring. If you have a child who is handling science class in this way, know there’s a simple solution to the problem.
Make learning fun. There are many ways you can do this, and the best way, especially if you can’t spend much money, is to create activities around the house and yard. Your backyard can offer many different science activities for kids. Over the past ten years, the availability of science-related items has exploded, with many different toys that let kids explore science. From growing a terrarium to growing crystals and building your own butterfly habitat, the possibilities can be endless. Some of these items may even work well with backyard science exploration.
The backyard can be explored with simple objects like magnifying glasses, allowing kids to see seedlings, sprouts, and numerous bugs up close. You and your children can bird watch with or without binoculars and keep track of the birds you see. You can even make a collage from items in the backyard. Leaves, blades of grass, flowers, and even a preserved but or two–all can make a beautiful collage of nature. With these items available outside, your child is sure to find something of interest.