• Activities for Kids November 18, 2022 1:54 pm

    Science for the Season

    STEM Certified Educator and Digital Meteorologist, Jason Lindsay, (also known as Mr. Science) gets us Hooked on Science and shows us how to mix things up this Thanksgiving. California Live Contributor Berlin gets the details on the perfect pass time experiments for the whole family! Find the experiment details below....


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  • Activities for Kids December 6, 2021 12:05 pm

    The North Pole Uncovered in Southern California

    Kim has uncovered the North Pole, complete with Santa’s workshop in Southern California. This little slice of Christmas is hidden on Balboa Island, where special elves will help children build toys for girls and boys. There is also a secret passageway back to the big guy with the beard dressed in red. It’s stuff of the storybook, “Once Upon a...

  • Activities for Kids December 2, 2021 2:44 pm

    California Musician Inspires Children with Fun Videos

    She’s a ray of sunshine who is educating little minds around the globe! California Live’s Kim Caldwell-Harvey talks to Jessica Deshong, an LA artist and musician whose YouTube videos have gone viral. She teaches children through music and movement – welcome to Miss Jessica’s World!

  • Activities for Kids November 24, 2021 2:35 pm

    Frosting, Candy Canes, Gingerbread, and Kisses!

    California Live’s Malou Nubla visits TasteBuds Kitchen to decorate holiday gingerbread houses with her nieces.

  • Activities for Kids September 3, 2021 1:50 pm

    Once Again, Mr. Science Proves Chemistry is Cool

    We can always count on Mr. Science to capture our attention with the latest at-home experiments. He shows “California Live” how to make a “bouncy” bubble with simple ingredients at home. Just remember, don’t drink your science experiment.

  • Activities for Kids August 24, 2021 12:21 pm

    Calling all Tiny Chefs: There's a Kid-Size Kitchen for You

    Culinary arts aren’t just for adults – some kids are just pint-sized chefs in the making. California Live takes you inside the Little Kitchen Academy, a Montessori-style cooking class for children 3 and up.

  • Activities for Kids April 12, 2021 1:21 pm

    Don't Miss Sugar Rush: A Kid's Dream Come True

    It’s like Willy Wonka swiped right on Alice in Wonderland. Welcome to Sugar Rush, an over-the-top magical candy land adventure with live performances. For your kiddos that have been in quarantine for the past year, this thrilling experience will get all that cooped-up energy out. Kim attests to the “rush.” Open now through May 2nd.

  • Activities for Kids April 9, 2021 2:33 pm

    The Balloon Master Will Melt Your Heart

    Art comes in many different forms, and balloons are not exempt. We meet Buster Balloon (by the way, that is his legal name), the balloon artist known around the world for his exceptional creations. We find out why he chose balloon artistry as his career and even get a how-to on making your own balloon character.

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  • Activities for Kids February 26, 2021 6:21 pm

    Good Clean Fun with Mr. Science

    Our favorite bubbles are the kind you pour in a glass, but Mr. Science may convince us otherwise. He’s cooking up some fun science experiments in his kitchen (and trying not to blow it up) involving microwaved soap, baking soda mixed with vinegar, and a ping pong ball on top of a water bottle.

  • Activities for Kids January 27, 2021 2:38 pm

    Mr. Science Mixes Up Some Wintery Magic

    Not all of us in California have access to snow during winter, so Mr. Science is going to show us how to play with ice. Watch to learn how to make a mind-blowing cloud using dry ice and a hot ice sculpture with hand warmers. Virtual high-five for science!

  • Activities for Kids January 26, 2021 5:29 pm

    “The Bubble Lady” Pops Up to Deliver Smiles

    Get ready to be blown away by Rebecca Nile, a.k.a. “The Bubble Lady”! She’s been in the business of joy for 23 years, entertaining people of all ages with her super bubble juice and unconventional wand choices. “I came from a chemistry background, theater, and then bubbles basically popped into my life,” she says. Watch as she works her magic—it’s...

  • Activities for Kids January 25, 2021 1:24 pm

    Dive Into Deliciousness With Mini Donut Decorating Kits

    Do-nut even get us started on these adorable mini donuts. If you’re someone who has no self-control when it comes to sweets (guilty as charged!), Kim’s found a company called Miss. Mini Donuts that delivers bite-sized versions of everyone’s favorite dessert-for-breakfast and fun decorating kits to set up your own donut shop at home. Because why commit to just one...

  • Activities for Kids December 1, 2020 12:50 pm

    Fun & Easy Science Experiments for Kids

    Jason Lindsey, a.k.a. “Mr. Science”, joins us from his backyard to demonstrate some fun science experiments for kids. Find out how to pop a balloon using only the power of the sun or create a soda fountain using mentos.

  • halloween activities October 19, 2022 2:07 pm

    Shining a Light on Hallows Eve

    There is nothing quite like a flickering lantern to put the special chill into Halloween! Ross Thomas and his fam show us how easy it is to put that special fright into the night.

  • Activities for Kids October 28, 2020 6:52 pm

    Add to Your to-Do List: California Academy of Sciences

    Visiting a good museum can inspire the spirit and mind. Luckily, one of California’s best is now open. The California Academy of Sciences has new in-person exhibits including an immersive photography experience and venom exhibit.

  • Activities for Kids November 17, 2020 5:40 pm

    Easy At-Home Science Project With Mr. Science

    “It’s important to do science in a virtual world,” says beloved STEM certified educator, Mr. Science. He shows 22 first graders how to do mind-blowing science projects at home with simple everyday ingredients. Try this one with your kiddos—all you need is a ziplock bag, straws, pencils, and water. We promise, no explosions in the house.

  • Activities for Kids September 30, 2020 12:31 pm

    New Theater Helps Kids Emotionally Cope Through Dance

    Two fearless women who believe passionately in the arts as a therapeutic expression are growing a performing arts studio with virtual and backyard classes in Danville, Calif. Hear how children have flocked to I Can Do That’s performance programs to help normalize their fears and vulnerabilities during the pandemic.

  • Activities for Kids September 22, 2020 7:44 pm

    Kids Go FREE at the SD Zoo & Safari Park During October (sponsored)

    Looking for ways to lift your kiddos spirits? For the entire month of October kids 11 and under are free at both the San Diego Zoo & Safari Park. Enjoy new experiences like the Safari Cabanas and glow-in-the-dark Halloween nights.

  • Activities for Kids September 4, 2020 4:32 pm

    Marine Science Fun for Kids (Sponsored)

    Sea otters, sharks, and penguins come to life with new, interactive programs for kids at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Ross Thomas gives us a virtual tour of all the fun.

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