Igniting Young Minds

Igniting Young Minds2022-10-28T12:33:14-07:00

DIY Bottle Piggy Bank

What to Make|

Piggy banks are the classic way to teach kids the value of a dollar, so instead of wasting those dollars on a store bought piggy bank, why not make a customized one from recycled materials: the DIY Bottle Piggy Bank. You remember papier-mâché, don't you? If not, here's a recipe for it. Sure it's a little messy but it's incredibly easy to do and you likely have all of the materials sitting around.   You'll [...]

Ice Painting

What to Make|

Here's a unique way to paint! Materials: -liquid watercolor -tape -toothpicks -paper Fill an ice cube tray with 90% liquid water color and 10% water. Stick a strand of tape across the ice cube tray and poke in the toothpicks. Freeze and enjoy your ice painting!

Diary of a Smart Black Kid – Sixth Grade

Books, Brain Food|

‘Diary of a Smart Black Kid- Sixth Grade is a chapter book that describes a black child entering junior high.  The main character named Baron, who will find out all about dealing with advanced courses, dealing with bullies and dealing (working) through PUBERTY.  Baron has his adventures and his dreams, but first he has to survive his family and the sixth grade.    David M. Taylor II is the author of ‘Diary of a Smart [...]

What if Apple Made Baby Products

Your Daily Zen|

I'm not sure who designs baby gear but I can tell you they don't always make it pretty. There's never really that even fashion-function ratio when it comes to toys or strollers. So, what if Apple made baby products? Not only would they be sleek, but efficient too. Honestly, we're surprised they haven't, since they've basically got the technology game on lock, why not branch off into the wonderful world of baby gear? It's a [...]

Prank Your Kids This April Fools Day

What to Do|

April Fools day isn't just for kids anymore! Personally, I'm not good at pranks, keeping secrets of keeping in laughter so maybe these aren't for me... I honestly don't think I have successfully pranked anyone in my life but these seem super easy to me. BuzzFeed came up with a fabulous list of pranks to prank your kids with - and they're pretty funny. This is next level pranking involving food, ladies, let's try them [...]

What Does Lice Look Like?

FYI|

Lice - is there anything more maddening? What does lice look like? How do you get rid of it? How can you keep lice from coming back? Here are some quick tips and pictures on how to spot and treat lice so it does not become a never-ending ordeal:   Head Lice Identification: Adult and immature lice look quite similar. Adults are 1/10 to 1/8 inches long and tan to gray in color. They cannot [...]

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, [...]

Family Portrait Ideas

Inspiration, Your Daily Zen|

Family portrait ideas... well, do you want to be that family on the beach in khakis and a white shirt dying of heat stroke? How many times have you seen that idea already? It actually sounds like something your aunt came up with and decided to mass email the family letting them know that at the upcoming family reunion: bring your khakis because we're having a photo shoot on the beach. The point I was [...]

Yoga for Children

What to Do|

If you're already super into yoga, you probably know the benefits already - and if you're not doing yoga, what are you waiting for!? A great way to take it to the next level would be getting your children involved with it too. Yoga for children obviously isn't going to be as strenuous as some of the yoga strains out there today - and definitely will not take place in a 104 degree Fahrenheit sweat [...]

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