Once kids master making i-cord there are lots of things that can be made from it. Krokotak shows you how to make a knitting knobby (also known as spool knitting or corking) from a toilet paper roll and popsicle sticks.
The Weather Watcher's Handbook is a PDF download of over 40 pages filled with information about weather science written in an easy to understand language for kids. Don't make the mistake of thinking it is over-simplified though, there is enough meat here to satisfy both the homeschooler and the parent just looking to enrich their child's science curriculum. You'll learn about the earth's atmosphere, cloud formations, the water cycle, where wind comes from, how snowflakes are formed and more. There are ten different hands-on activities to actively engage kids too.
You can find more information and purchase The Weather Watcher's Handbook by clicking here.
You should also take a look at Mud Puddles to Meteors where you will find gorgeous nature photography along with interesting activities and posts about natural science that kids will love. There are free printables for nature notebooks and several ways to contribute too. Annie and Dawn have a palpable passion for their topic which makes reading both their blog and The Weather Watcher's Handbook a real treat!
These beaded napkin rings double as place cards and are so easy to make they could keep kids occupied during Thanksgiving meal preparation and still be ready for the table settings. The instructions are at Art Bar Blog.