Science Sparks – 2012

Kerry and I started 2012 filled with hope for what the year would bring. We jumped around excitedly when we were nominated as finalists in the MAD Blog Awards and were so very proud of our achievements. It is with a heavy heart that I face 2013 without her.

Today, instead of choosing just one post I wanted to showcase my favourite of Kerry’s experiments.

The magic disappearing egg shell – this is one of our most popular posts. I’ll always remember Kerry saying how her whole house smelled of vinegar when she did it.

How to get an egg yolk without cracking the shell - Science Sparks

The whole egg in tact!

Making emotion posters. I love this one because it seems like she and Noah had such fun doing it and the activity was perfectly tailored to his age and understanding.

Fun Sparks - Emotion posters Science Sparks

Posters and cut out faces!

Making a fake lung. This has been another really popular post, and I especially like the video.

Breathing - lets make a lung, Science Sparks


I know Kerry will be hugely missed not just by me, but by bloggers and friends all over the world.

Kerry’s family are raising money for Addenbrookes hospital, if you wish to donate, you can do so here.


This best of 2012 link up is part of a blog hop with the following blogs.

52 Brand New ~ Adventures in Mommydom ~ – The Magic Of Play ~ At home with Ali
B-Inspired Mama ~ Blog Me Mom ~Boy Mama Teacher Mama ~ Busy Kids = Happy Mom
Carrots Are Orange ~ Caution! Twins at Play ~ Coffee Cups and Crayons ~ Confessions of a Montessori Mom
Craft To Art ~ Creative Family Fun ~ Creative Kid Snacks ~ Creative Learning Fun ~ Creative Playhouse
Creative with Kids ~ Cute and Peculiar ~ De tout et de rien: Activités pour le Préscolaire ~ Dirt And Boogers
Edventures with Kids ~ Enchanted Homeschooling Mom ~ The Good Long Road ~ Frogs and snails and puppy dog tails
Glittering Muffins ~ Go Kid Yourself ~ Growing A Jeweled Rose ~ hands on : as we grow ~ Here Come the Girls
Home Learning Journey ~ Housing A Forest ~ Mama Smiles ~ In Lieu of Preschool ~ Inspiration Laboratories
Inspired by Family ~ It’s A Long Story ~ JDaniel4’s Mom ~ Kids Creative Chaos ~ Kid World Citizen
Kindergarten & Preschool for Parents & Teachers ~ Kitchen Counter Chronicles ~ Laughing Kids Learn ~ Learn with Play at home
Lessons Learnt Journal ~ Life At The Zoo ~ Little Artists ~ Living Life Intentionally ~ Living Montessori Now ~ Love, Play, Learn
Loving My Nest ~ Mama Pea Pod ~ mama miss ~ Mamas Like Me ~ Mess For Less ~ Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas ~ Momma’s Fun World
Montessori Tidbits ~ My Buddies and I ~ My Little Bookcase ~ My Nearest and Dearest ~ No Twiddle Twaddle ~ Nurturestore
Octavia and Vicky ~ One Perfect Day ~ ourfeminist{play}school ~ Picklebums ~ Play Activities ~ Playdough to Plato
PlayDrMom ~ playful learners ~ playing with words 365 ~ PragmaticMom ~ Putti’sWorld ~ RainbowsWithinReach
Rainy Day Mum ~ Raising Playful Tots ~ Reading Confetti ~ Red Ted Art ~ Royal Baloo ~ Science Sparks ~ Scribble Doodle and Draw
Small Potatoes ~ Smiling like Sunshine ~ Sun Hats & Wellie Boots ~ Sun Scholars ~ Teach Preschool ~ The Educators’ Spin On It
The Fairy and The Frog ~ The Freckled Homeschooler ~ The Golden Gleam ~ The Imagination Tree ~ The Iowa Farmer’s Wife
The Outlaw Mom Blog ~ The Pleasantest Thing ~ This Reading Mama ~ Toddler Approved ~ Train Up a Child ~ True Aim
Two Big Two Little ~ What Do We Do All Day? ~ Connecting Family and Seoul

Author: Emma Vanstone

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  1. I know that Kerry will be really be missed. Thank you for sharing these pots with us – shows how diverse and wonderful Kerry was and how much fun they had at home. It is so very sad to loose someone so young, such a wonderful mother, wife and friend.

    Kerry and her family and friends are in my thoughts.

    Lots of love,


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  2. I know that Kerry will be missed. I’m sorry that I joined KBN too late to get to know her better.

    Looking forward to your posts in 2013.

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  3. Thanks for sharing. I agree- the posts you chose are an excellent example of the diversity of kerry’s knowledge and testament to the way she filled her kids’ days with fun.

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  4. Thank you for sharing your favourite posts of Kerry’s with us, she will be missed but what you have shown is how fantastic a teacher, mum and friend she was.


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  5. Lovely and very thoughtful post, thanks for sharing those with us again :) She will be missed a lot by many, my heart goes out to her hubby, kiddos & friends, may they always remember her :)

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  6. I know how much you miss Kerry but she would be so proud of you going it alone into 2013 & keeping Science Sparks well & truly alive.
    Big Hugs

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  7. great choice of posts, which will continue to be popular showing and sharing Kerrys vision and keeping her memory alive <3 I look forward to seeing science spark grow in 2013 xxx

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  8. That’s a great tribute to her Emma, good work. Huge hug for you, keep going!

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  9. Kerry would be very proud of this – perfect Emma

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    • Thanks Gemma. x

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    • Thank you, very much appreciated.x

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