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Kids Zone:
It’s Springtime!

We have 5 fun labs for you. Keep scrolling down the page to see them all.

Reading Lab

A sweet little cub keeps waking up thinking it is Spring! Find out what keeps confusing the cub in this fun story which is read by Ms. JoAnn.

Physical Lab

Miss Bailey shows you simple stretches and meditation exercises to relax and unwind.

Enrichment Lab

Learn how to draw a tulip in a pot. With step-by-step instructions from Art for Kids Hub, you’ll have a beautiful picture in no time.

Challenge Lab

Scavenger Hunts

  • Outdoors: Try this Springtime scavenger hunt. Hopefully you won’t find any frost left!
  • Indoors: Do an alphabet scavenger hunt. Find something that starts with an A like an apple. Then look for a B like a book. See how many letters you can get.

STEM Lab

Make a Cloud in a Jar
Spring is known for its rain, which comes from clouds. But how does a cloud come into being in the first place?

Clouds are formed when liquid water on earth turns into a gas called water vapor (this is called evaporation). The gas rises high into the air where the temperature is cooler than on earth. The water vapor then collects into tiny droplets of water  (this is called condensation) and forms a cloud by attaching to particles in the air such  as dust.  In this fun project, you will make your own cloud using hairspray for the water vapor to attach to.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Glass jar with a lid
  • Hot water (have an adult help) – you need enough to fill about 1/3 or 1/4 of the jar
  • Ice
  • Hair spray (or deodorant spray)

And here’s what to do:

  • Remove the lid,  turn it upside down and place ice cubes in it. Keep it handy.
  • Have an adult get hot water and pour it into the jar. Swirl it around  to warm up the air in the glass.
  • Quickly place the lid with the ice cubes in it on top of the jar.
  • Wait 30 seconds.
  • Take the lid off, spray hairspray into the jar, and then quickly put the lid (with the ice in it) back on.
  • Watch the cloud forming.
  • When you see a lot of condensation form, you can remove the lid and let the cloud go into the air.

What happened in this experiment?
In this experiment, the hot water you added to the jar caused the air inside to heat up.  This caused some of the water to evaporate and turn into water vapor.  When you put the ice in the lid on the top, you cooled the warm air and caused the water vapor to to condense onto the hairspray particles – which formed a cloud.

If you’d like a visual step-by-step, Kiara, our team member’s daughter, created a cloud just for you.

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