Weekend Watch: Explore Eclectic Videos on The Kids Should See This

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Weekend Watch: Explore Eclectic Videos on The Kids Should See This

If you are a parent or an educator, you have probably spent a lot of time looking for engaging, educational videos to watch with your kids that are actually entertaining for you and them. If you have hit a wall, check out the website The Kids Should See This.

Curated by Rion Nakaya (with help from her 6- and 9-year-olds), the site is a growing library of short science, nature, art, music, technology, and storytelling videos that inspire kids and adults, and serve as starting points for inquisitive questions, conversations, and follow-up activities. Nakaya describes the videos as “not-made-for-kids, but perfect for them.”

Teaching your kids about recycling and sustainability? Check out Robert Bezeau’s plastic bottle village in the middle of the Panama jungle:

There are also a ton of kid-friendly project ideas on the site, like showing how to turn a brick of melted crayons into a flower vase. It even offers a genius tip for quickly removing paper from crayons (freeze them and it comes right off)!

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If you have some extra cardboard lying around (and seriously, who doesn’t?) you can spend a rainy day putting together this coin sorter:

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Check out their website for more awesome videos!

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Sophia is the managing editor of the Make: blog. When she’s not greasing editorial gears, she likes to run, ride, climb, and lift things, and make lo-tech goods like zines, desserts, and altered clothing. @sophiuhcamille

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