Learning about volcanoes is always  super fun!!

We read several books and watched eruptions on youtube. We talked about some science behind; how volcanoes are formed, why volcanoes exist and what causes them to erupt. When exploring about volcanoes with children, it is also important to discuss how they affect people and how we are safe and not anywhere close to any active volcanoes.



For a little history lesson, we talked about memorable volcano eruptions in history from Pompeii, to Paricutin, to Mt. St. Helens. We pointed out these volcanoes in books we read and I showed him some related videos on youtube.


Volcano Picture Set Cards and Parts of Volcano Cards

My son really enjoyed  the books about volcanoes, but he was really excited to see and talk about pictures of volcanoes, so I prepared Volcano Picture Set Cards and Parts of Volcano Cards for him.


Volcano Picture Set Cards




Parts of Volcano Cards

We also watched nomenclature cards on Parts of Volcanoes on youtube. You can go to this link to view the video.

Baking Soda eruption

Of course we had to do the classic vinegar and baking soda volcanoes. My son loved this. So exciting !! It took several times to get it right and we used up all of the vinegar and baking soda!!

188280990To make vinegar and baking soda volcanoes, pour some vineyard and red food colouring in a small container and then add baking soda for an eruption. You can pile up dirt or play dough or sand around the container to make it look more like an actual volcano.

Personal experience

While I was on the subject of volcanoes, I tried to relate our own personal experience with the the help of photos and videos taken during our trip to National Park on the Big Island, Hawaii two years ago.



Happy Birthday Rayes


I can’t quite believe that you are 4 years old today. Four years ago I became a mother and with that came the huge responsibility of raising a newborn you. I hope I’ve done a good job so far and I’m so grateful that you came into my life, our lives, that day.

Everyday you amaze me with how much you know. You are reading and writing and love nothing more than looking at books or puzzles with numbers or letters in them. You are truly a human sponge!

You know your own mind and know what you want which can make you a stubborn child but I’m sure will stand you in good stead in later years to truly go out there and make something of yourself. I know you will make us so proud! you are already showing you have the makings of becoming someone really, really amazing.

You are caring and thoughtful, always making sure we’re all OK and asking if we “had fun”.

I hope you have a wonderful birthday today. You’ve been waiting to be 4 and I wonder how long it will be before you are wishing you were 5. I for one will not be wishing your life away as you are growing up far too fast.

Happy Birthday Rayes.



I always wanted to do something new with water besides sprinkler, water balloons, or pool. So I trieed something different and this activity was fun! All you need is foil! Just turn the water on and form the river around it.

Rayes took the serious job of relaunching the boats and changing the flow of the river by reshaping the foil. We played till about late evening then we just rolled up our foil to save for another day. Our neighbours were giving us strange looks… but we had fun! 😉 😉