Use weirdness to spark curiosity

Kids love weird stuff. The weirder, the better. So why not use all the weirdness in the world to spark your kid’s curiosity—as well as help them celebrate differences? Check out these oddball ideas.

Watch weird videos
What’s weirder than a seal riding on a sea turtle? Share this video with your kids, then talk about other weird animal behavior they’ve observed. (Bonus if they can relate it to their own weird behavior!)

Seal Riding on a Turtle Watch a seal getting a free ride in this video featuring music from Parry Gripp!

Learn weird facts
Celebrate all the weirdness in your family by reading Weird But True! facts together. Ask your kids to decide whether these nuggets are true for them (they probably know somebody who burps after a great meal!), then have them identify three positive things that make your family different from others.

Do weird experiments
Bring out the mad scientist in your child with this weird physics experiment. Just pour three tablespoons of vinegar into a glass and two teaspoons of baking soda into a surgical glove. Shake the baking soda into the glove’s fingers, close them shut, and stretch the wrist of the glove over the glass. Pull up the glove to let the baking soda fall into the vinegar, then watch what happens!

Ghost Glove Make a ghost out of a glove and a few other household items to freak out your friends.