Over the summer, I posted a few ideas for using Activity Baskets for your young learners.
My girls absolutely adored them, and still ask for them routinely!
Because I have trouble fitting science in on most days (there’s only so many hours in my day!), I brainstormed ways I could make this activity basket into a science basket.
I put together our first science basket this week and it was such a hit!
In this new video, I show you exactly what I put in our Leaves Science Basket. Hopefully it will give you some ideas for how you can use a Science Basket with your own little people!
Leaves Science Basket
I’ve had this idea for a science basket for months now, but I’m just now getting around to thinking it through and making the ideas into a reality.
This particular science basket has a Leaves Theme, which really would have been best in mid-October when the trees were putting on their annual show here in North Carolina.
However, I didn’t have the time, so we’re doing it now. 🙂
In this video, I explain all of the basket’s contents and how my daughter will use each item.
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Resources Mentioned in This Video:
I mention several resources in the video, which you’ll find below. But make sure you watch the video so you know how to use them!
Why Do Leaves Change Color? by Betsy Maestro
More Books in the Science Box:
→ Fall Leaves – Colorful and Crunchy by Martha Rustad
→ My Leaf Book by Monica Wellington
→ Animals in Fall: Preparing for Winter by Martha Rustad
Would you like to see more ideas for Science Baskets? If so, leave me a comment and let me know!
Thank you so much for your science basket video! I loved your ideas and you explained it all so well. I am heading right over to YouTube and subscribing so I can start watching the rest. Please post more ?
Oh yay, Kathy! Glad you enjoyed it. 🙂
Thank you for subscribing! xo
Great idea! I would love more science basket ideas.
I’m working on them! Can’t wait to share them all. 🙂
Yes, yes, yes…I would love to see more of these basket video posts. My daughters are 6 and 4 right now, too.
I’ve created several more, but need to make videos of them! They are favorites of my girls, so I’ll try to pick up the pace and get them posted!! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by!
Thank you thank you! I love this idea of science baskets and I know that my sons (7) would enjoy these so much. Thank you for sharing and I look forward to seeing some of your other ideas.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! This is just the thing I have been looking for. I know that my son will just love it. I would love to hear about some of your other basket ideas. We are in our second year of homeschooling, and I still feel like we are trying to find our groove. As a former teacher, I struggle between trying to make our day too “school-like” and experiencing the freedom that homeschool has to offer.
I’m glad the idea would work for you! I honestly think it takes 3 full homeschooling years to find your groove and trust your gut instincts. So don’t worry – you’re totally on the right track!
I was an RN in my past life, and I too, really struggled with finding the right balance between “school” and the freedom of homeschooling. Some seasons are more “school-y” than others. 🙂