Igniting Young Minds

Igniting Young Minds2020-09-23T15:21:43-07:00

Affordable Kid’s Bedroom Storage Ideas

I Want That, Organization|

It's a complaint we hear over and over again: "What am I supposed to do with all of my kid's stuff?!" And it's an understandable outburst. Kids amass a ton of things from clothes to toys to everything in between. And with a limited amount of space in your home and a limited amount of cash to deal with it all, you might feel like you're stuck resorting to dumping everything in a closet, [...]

Easy Paper Helicopter Template

Boredom Busters, DIY, What to Make|

This is an easy to make paper helicopter template from NASA. The PDF of the template is linked below. Background Air must move across the surface of a wing to produce lift. To fly, birds and insects use a flapping motion to move the air over and around the wing surface. The wings of airplanes are attached to the fuselage in a fixed position. Lift is generated by moving the entire wing and [...]

10 Best Learning Toys for Kids

I Want That|

We've complied a list of the 15 Best Learning Toys for Kids. The list is ordered by age, with the recommended age information available underneath the product photo. VTech Pull and Sing Puppy Recommended for children 6 month - 3 years Buy on Amazon Get ready for fun and adventures with the Pull and Sing Puppy by VTech. This playful interactive puppy loves to follow [...]

Make a Volcano

Mini Scientists|

Make a Volcano This classic science project and experiment is so fun to do! Many times, when we make a volcano, we would just do the eruption part of this project using an empty water bottle and not actually mold a volcano shape. Watching the eruption over and over again, sure kept the boys engaged for quite some time! The grown-ups in the house had just as much fun too! Volcanoes are fascinating! To [...]

13 Best Kids Halloween Movies

Boredom Busters, Holiday, What to Do|

Scary costumes, pumpkins, skeletons, endless candy... it must be Halloween season and we've prepared the top 13 best kids halloween movies to enjoy with family and friends. Find these Halloween classics online (Netflix, Hulu, Youtube) or in the DVD sections at your local Target or Walmart. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) A true Halloween classic... The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween, with Linus hoping that, finally, he will [...]

Happy Thanksgiving!

What to Eat|

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family from ItsySparks! Have you cooked up something special and yummy for today? Perhaps you are enjoying a dish that someone else prepared? Please share pictures of your delicious dishes!

Bake with the Kids

What to Eat|

Children loved to be involved! If the thought of cooking with your child provokes thoughts of disaster in the kitchen, keep it simple. Have all of the ingredients ready and pre-measured. When everything is prepared, invite them to come help pour any ingredients and mix them in. Kids love to mix with wooden spoons and whisks! You can also give back with your baked goods. Wrap them up and give them to friends or neighbors, [...]

Apple Pie Snacks

What to Eat|

Create these quick, yummy apple pie snacks! Ingredients: Graham Crackers Light cream cheese Apples 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon brown sugar Instructions: Chop up the apples place in a bowl. Sprinkle the sugars and cinnamon over the apples. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir and put back in for 1 more minute. Spread some cream cheese onto the graham cracker put the apples on top. **Put some caramel or chocolate for extra [...]

Oh là là, Les Crêpes!

What to Eat|

Do you LOVE to eat crêpes?  We do too! It's actually quite simple to make at home by yourself, and guess what -- we found the BEST recipe for you!  At least, in our opinion, it's the best! It's a very simple and versatile recipe, meaning you could use it to make either sweet or savory crepes, depending on your mood of course!  You can read a little more about the history of crêpes here. [...]

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