Summer Brain Games: Chicago Museum of Science and Industry {Giveaway}

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.

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I have a question. It’s serious.

Why didn’t you all tell me that kids get bored, easily?!? Especially when they’re out of school, or in my case, preschool?!

In the morning, that is, every morning the first thing I hear is, “What are we going to do today, Mom?!?!?”. An hour later, “I’m bored of this puzzle…now what should I do”

“You should read a book!”

“I can’t read! I’m only 3!”

Darn it!

Some days I wish I was much more creative. Most days, I just turn to my pals over at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, and join in on their incredibly fun Summer Brain Games.

Summer Brain Games: Chicago Museum of Science and Industry | www.diethood.com | #MSIsummerbrain #diygames #diykidsThe Museum of Science and Industry offers a free online science program called, Summer Brain Games, to keep kids learning throughout the summer. What I like about it is that these games are not only fun, but they are also helping my little one learn new and fun stuff that involves science! And she’s excited about it!

Ana and I have been having so much fun with their activities that now she just opens up my computer and clicks the icon to print out a game for us to play. Each week an online kit features a science challenge that can be done at home with your kids, and it’s a great way for families to spend some quality time together.

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Thus far, one of her absolute favorite experiments is Balloon Racers. She’s only 3 and is already learning about Newton’s third law of motion at work – for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. I have to admit that I also had a lot of fun with this one. I couldn’t get it to work the first couple of tries, but once I got it, I couldn’t stop doing it over and over again. My balloon was flying to the finish line! SO fun!

Another fun experiment that we are currently working on is called a Hydroponic Garden – a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil. Look at her! She’s REALLY into it! 🙂

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According to research, kids can lose one to three months of learning over the summer, what’s called the “Summer Brain Drain.” Summer Brain Games is a great way to combat this by keeping kids thinking and learning over the summer in a fun and engaging way. If any of you are looking for something fun and educational to do with your kids this summer, look no further. Just go to msichicago.org/summerbrain now to register for the Summer Brain Games and download your FREE Summer Brain Games kit.

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******* Now about the GIVEAWAY! *******

One person will win 4 tickets ($76.00 value) to the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. (Tickets are valid through the end of 2013.)

  • Leave a comment telling me your favorite activity to do with your kids during the summer.

BONUS

  • Register for the Summer Brain Games: msichicago.org/summerbrain (Bonus! Registration automatically gets you a free ticket to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.)
  • Follow Diethood on Facebook
  • Tweet about the Summer Brain Games using the hashtag, #MSIsummerbrain

Leave a separate comment for each entry. Giveaway closes on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at 11:59 pm CST.

Summer Brain Games: Chicago Museum of Science and Industry | www.diethood.com | #MSIsummerbrain #diygames #diykids______________________________________________________________________

The Chicago Museum of Science and Industry is offering a fun and free online science program called Summer Brain Games. The eight-week program lasts from June 17, 2013-August 12, 2013 and features a weekly experiment or science challenge that can easily be performed at home with kids of all ages.

Visit msichicago.org/summerbrain now to register for Summer Brain Games and download your free Summer Brain Games kit. As an added bonus, registering automatically gets you a pass to come to the Museum for free this summer.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.

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10 Responses
  1. kim

    I have four bored children at home this summer! Two teenagers and two preschoolers. August can not come soon enough 🙂 We gave been spending time at friend’s farms and on the Wildcat creek. The kids have not yet been bored enough to want to to housework hmmm 😉 Found you while looking for a chicken recipe yesterday…love your blog 🙂

  2. Shalasha

    Just getting outside to play ! My son loves riding his bike, talking about nature, and meeting new playmates along the way.

  3. we homeschool. we typically spend the summer doing HS field trips to lakes, rivers, beaches, etc while the weather is pretty. 🙂 next week, for example, we’re going to a local river to collect insects, etc, and do some fun games as a group. 🙂

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