Here is a great science craft to teach kids about alternative energy: a solar oven! Harnessing the power of the sun is cool and teaches us about caring for our environment and using renewable resources. Best of all, kids can make a snack they love, nachos
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32 Fun Activities for Olds (You'll Never Run Out of Things to Do) It is helpful to have a variety of activities while working with the limited attention span of a 1 year old due to the exploratory stage they are in.
Bottle Bank via Martha Stewart: transform a used plastic bottle into a cute piggy bank. Could use same idea to made little containers for kids to store their collections too (use bottle with wider opening and don't make slot)