Cool Facts For Kids – Amazing And Interesting Facts For Kids

Cool Facts For Kids

I’m so happy that you have found our site! Ever since I was a kid, I have had a true passion for interesting and fun facts. On cool facts for kids, we aim to stimulate the minds of children and make them say, WOW!

I always love the look on my daughter and son’s face when I share a new cool fact with them. Sometimes the facts don’t quite hit the trigger I’m looking for, but sometimes you see that imagine and wonder on their face that makes it worth it. The goal of cool facts for kids is to get that look from your kids as they search our site.

Check out any of the cool fact categories below! We are constantly adding more cool facts for kids, so please book mark us and check back! You can also read more about how this project was started below the categories!

Cool Facts For Kids

Cool Facts For Kids That Will Stun And Amaze Kids And Adults

Cool facts for kids started out as a project for me to teach my daughter about web design and writing. She has a huge passion for interesting and fun facts and was excited to share them with other kids. At the time I am writing this, my daughter lays down in her bed too excited to sleep, knowing that she is going to get to write her first article for the site tomorrow.

My daughter and I welcome you to cool facts for kids with very open arms. We really hope that you enjoy everything the site has to offer. Please, enjoy the cool facts for kids above and feel free to navigate around as you see something that sparks your interest.

If you have any feedback or suggestions for us to add to the site, please click on the contact us form at the top of the page. We will consider all submissions and would love to have your input when coming up with new ideas to add to the site. We look forward to learning and exploring new ideas with you in the future!

Enjoy the random cool facts for kids below!

Cool Facts For Kids

It’s Getting Hot, Hot, Hot

The temperature of the sun’s surface is around 5500 Celsius or 9941 degrees Fahrenheit. This is not the type of weather you want to work on your tan in! From the sun to to earth, it’s about 150 million kilometers!

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Dolphin! Or Wolf?

Did you know that dolphins evolved from land animals? 50 million years ago the ancestor to the dolphin looked a lot like a wolf. It used shallow waters as it’s hunting grounds and slowly over time adapted to life in water.  It’s front legs turned into flippers and back legs disappeared all together. It’s nostrils moved to the top of it’s head and the fur went away all together.

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Write This Down

A normal sized tree has enough wood to make 170,000 pencils!

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Alive And Kicking

There are flowering shrubs in the Mojave Desert called creosote bushes that are considered the oldest thing on earth that is still alive. They are over 12,000 years old!

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Now That’s Fast!

Cheetahs are the fastest land animal and can run up to 46 miles an hour (76 kilometers per hour). That is unbelievably fast! The fastest recorded human ran 18 miles an hour (30 kilometers per hour), and that was a very fast person.

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Can’t Beat That

The human heart beats about 100,000 times in a typical day, and about 36,500,000 in a year. Once you reach 30 ears of age your heart has beat around a billion (1,000,000,000) times!

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Better Grab A Shovel

In one year between February 19, 1971 and February 18, 1972 there was 1224 inches (102 feet, 31.1 meters. This happened at Mount Rainier in Washington St in the United States. That’s about as deep as a normal 10 story building!

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Looks Can Be Deceiving

When you look at the moon it would appear that it has been beat up more than the earth. It looks to have more craters and blemishes from being hit by space debris. The truth is, the earth also has all those scars, but it’s ability to reform it’s surface and grow over them cover this appearance up.  There are plans growing, wind blowing, earthquakes, erosion and rainfall. All these things help change the appearance of the earths surface, the moon does not have all this activity. With the moon, what you see is what you get!

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Dinosaurs Rule

There was a period of over 160 million years that the dinosaurs ruled the planet. They thrived from the Triassic period which was around 230 million years ago all the way through the Jurassic period and went extinct during the end of the Cretaceous period about 65 million years ago. That’s a long time for Dino’s to live considering humans have only been around for 200,000 years, based on our discovery of the earliest fossil evidence of modern human beings.

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How Big Is that Flower?

There is a plant called Rafflesia Arnoldii that produces the largest individual flower known on earth. The diameter of these flowers can reach up to 3 feet (1 meter) and weigh around 22 pounds (10kg).

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Talk About A Light Weight

A person weighing 220 pounds (100kg) on earth would only weight 84 pounds (38kg) on Mars. This is due to Mars having less gravity than earth. If you really want to lose some weight, just move to Mars!

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Big And Strong

Gorillas, belonging to a family of animals that include humans, apes and monkeys are the largest living primates. Weighing in at between 300-500 pounds a mature male gorilla can be over 6 feet tall and have an arm span of over 8 feet wide! Gorilla’s are also super strong, they have the strength of 4-8 powerful human men. The gorilla females are about half the size and strength of the males.

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I hope you enjoyed these random facts for kids! Please, feel free to navigate around our site and enjoy all the fun and cool facts that we have compiled and put together for your viewing enjoyment. Don’t forget to send us requests through the contact us page on things you would like to see cool facts for kids post about!

Best Gift Ideas For 5-6 Year Old Boy and Girl 2016 Christmas or Birthday

Best Gift Ideas For 5-6 Year Old Boy and Girl 2016

Top Gift Ideas For A 5-6 Year Old Boy In 2016 Christmas or Birthday

Best Christmas Gift Ideas For Kids Ages 5-6 Boys And Girls

Thank you for stopping by to check out the best gift ideas for 5-6 year old boy 2016 edition. Sometimes finding that perfect gift can be quite the strain around Christmas or for their birthday. We already have so much weight on our shoulders as parents with the financial burden the holidays put on us. Hopefully I can help you alleviate some of that stress by showing you some of the more popular and hot gift ideas for 5-6 year old boys and girls in 2016. So sit back, relax and scroll through this list. We will link all the Christmas and birthday gift ideas to Amazon to make it easy for you.

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Peg Perego Polaris RZR 900 12 Volt Review, Unboxing and Assembly

Peg Perego Polaris RZR 900 12 Volt Review, Unboxing and Assembly

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My 3 year old driving and my 8 year old holding on for dear life!

Thanks for stopping by! My youngest son just turned 3 and we decided to get him the Peg Perego Polaris RZR 900 12 Volt. Today we are doing the Peg Perego Polaris RZR 900 12 Volt Review, unboxing and assembly. I took a video of the stages of assembly as well as went through my thoughts as I was putting the Polaris RZR 900 together. Just to quickly summarize, this was well worth the price, and has been an amazing toy for my 3 year old to play with.

Peg Perego Polaris RZR 900 12 Volt Review, Unboxing and Assembly Video

You can skip all the reading if you want and go straight to the video. Check out the real footage of me unboxing, assembling and my 3 year old son riding it at the end. I go through pretty much everything, and you can check it out below. I think in the written review, I touch on a few more specifics, so it might be a good idea to check out both!

Peg Perego Polaris RZR 900 12 Volt Unboxing

First thing to note about the box is that it’s pretty big. You will want a truck to pick it up, if possible. A large SUV should be okay, we took our GMC Acadia, put all the seats down (has 3rd row) and it fit perfectly, no extra room. Or if you buy it online, you don’t have to worry about all that transporting nonsense!

This Peg Perego RZR 900 comes in 3 different colors. Click the links below to check each out. You can see user reviews, price information and have it shipped to your home!

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Opening up the box, the fist thing I notice is that the majority of the Peg Perego Polaris RZR is already assembled, which as a parent, makes me very happy! The only thing in there was the actual unit mostly assembled, and a piece of shrink wrapped cardboard with all the extra stuff attached to it. All the books, decals and small parts were in this plastic wrapped piece. The way they packaged it is a little weird, but I had no problems getting it open!

Peg Perego Polaris RZR 900 12 Volt Assembly

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Right before he laid his eyes on his new best friend!

Here is the part we all dread as a parent! The assembly… Honestly, there were a few parts that I asked my wife to come out and help me with, but overall it wasn’t too bad. The most time consuming and life draining part was definitely putting the decals on. We left a few off, just because we didn’t think they were completely necessary.

It does have several screws you will need to put in, I don’t think a power drill will be of much use here, a phillips screw driver will be more than enough. All screws are phillips head. They do not provide you a tool for this, you must have your own screw driver.

There were a couple tricky spots where you had to have a long screw go through a few moving pieces to get in the right hole. This is where I had my wife help me. Overall, there were only 2-3 of these parts, and the rest was very basic. Most of the actual assembly was the cosmetic stuff. Adding the spotlights, putting on the decals and some of the neat shots and fender pieces. We did have to install the steering wheel and the seats.

The steering wheel was the one part that we messed up on. The threads on the screw were messed up (I think I did this myself) so the nut would not go on. So we had to go grab a long screw we had in the garage to attach his steering wheel. It’s a temporary fix, but it worked for now, until we can get another one. I show you what I mean in the video, if you want to take a look at it.

I would say it took me about an hour to completely assemble from start to finish. It had a couple difficult parts, but overall you can definitely have one person assembling this.

Peg Perego Polaris RZR 900 12 Volt Review

We have had this for about a month now, and it’s still running like the first day we played with it. I’m going to talk about a couple things that I like, and a couple that I’m not too thrilled about.

It’s actually pretty well built. A couple of the pieces have fell off, but it’s just a couple cosmetic things, nothing necessary. The “speedometer” keeps falling off, but it’s really no big deal. Our yard is not very flat and has some holes (due to dogs digging) so it gets pretty bumpy out there.

One thing that was kind of annoying at first was the plastic wheels. Sometimes in the grass it’s hard to get traction, especially when on an incline. However, once my son figured out how to use reverse to get out of those situations, it really wasn’t a problem anymore. As soon as he starts spinning, he pops it in reverse and can get it moving. The plastic wheels can be a little slippery howe

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Off he goes, balloons and all!

ver,  until your child learns how to utilize reverse.

Reverse was another learning opportunity for my son. In his other rid on truck, you just pushed the gear to reverse and went. On the Peg Perego Polaris RZR 900 he actually has to hold the gear in reverse while he’s going. If you let go, it springs back to the 1st gear. It was about a day before he learned the coordination to hold it forward and press the pedal at the same time. Now that he knows how to do it, it’s no problem. Again, you can see him using reverse in the video.

Overall, it’s considerably more powerful than our older 6V. The gear does come with a regulator so your child can only place it in 1st right off the bat. First gear keeps it at about 6 Volts and only goes 2.5 MPH. The second gear allows them to use all 12 Volts and go the full 5 MPH. We actually ended up taking this off within the first 20 minutes of him playing with it. It took him a few minutes to adjust to the speed and size, but he adapted quickly. He’s pretty big for his age of 3 however, if your child is a little on the smaller side, this setting could be incredibly useful for you!

As you can see in the photo, it’s big enough to hold my 3 year old and my 8 year old. It actually holds up to 130 pounds total. So even my 11 year old daughter can ride with my 3 year old, which he thought was pretty neat! It was frustrating with the smaller truck he used to have because my 8 year old wanted to play on it too. We were constantly yelling at him to get off of it. Now that they can both play on it, we do not have that problem anymore!

The seats are adjustable as well, they come with 2 different positions. So if your little person is bigger or smaller you have a couple of options. My son is on the bigger side, and he barely reaches the pedal on the setting that allows more leg space. We just left it because he is growing so fast, and he is used to it now.

Overall, we are extremely pleased with this ride on toy. There are a few minor gripes, but I think that’s gripes we would likely have with any of this sized riding toys. Our little boy is very hard on this thing, and it’s holding up well so far. If we have any troubles or difficulties, we will update this review!

Let us know if you have any questions in the comments. We would be happy to answer anything about it that you may need to know before making the purchase!

Peg Perego Polaris RZR 900 12 Volt Review, Unboxing and Assembly

Megalodon Facts For Kids – Amazing Fun Facts About Megalodon

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Fun Megalodon Facts For Kids

Interesting Facts About Carcharodon Megalodon.

Hello! Thanks for stopping by for some fun Megalodon facts for kids! I’m sure if you have ever watched shark week on the Discovery channel, you know a little bit about this giant prehistoric shark. Ever since I first heard about Megalodon, I have been fascinated with learning more about it. I’m bringing you some really amazing and interesting facts about Megalodon today. Ill be answering some burning questions about Megalodon and be providing some very fun Megalodon facts.

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Washington Monument Facts For Kids – Fun Facts About Washington Monument

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The Washington Monument is a pretty spectacular achievement. I’m very excited to share with you some interesting and fun Washington Monument facts for kids! It’s not a place that many people know much about or even know where or what it is. Most will probably be able to figure out that it’s in Washington D.C. based on the name, but we will definitely help you with that today. These fun facts about the Washington Monument will help you recognized and know what this cool place is. It seems like the only press the Washington Monument ever get’s is when it’s being destroyed in a movie! Let’s get started! Continue reading

How To Use Perler Beads – How To Iron Perler Beads – Perler Beads Art

How To Use Perler Beads

How To Use Perler Beads

How To Iron Perler Beads

Thanks for stopping by! Today I’m going to show you how to use Perler Beads. I received a set for my Christmas, and I have been obsessed with them ever since. I will show you how to iron Perler Beads and how to make Perler Beads art and designs. Let’s get going on how to make the perfect Perler Beat design!

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Qixels Design Creator Review With Fuse Blaster and Turbo Dryer – Qixels Glow In The Dark Zombies!

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Qixels Design Creator Review With Fuse Blaster and Turbo Dryer

Qixels Glow In The Dark Zombies!

Thank for stopping by! This is a quick Qixels Design Creator review with the Fuse Blaster and Turbo Dryer. We purchased the Qixels Fuse N’ Dry combo pack for my son, and he, along with my daughter, have really enjoyed them! You can read my written review, which is pretty quick and straight forward, or just watch my kids put some Qixels together below!

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Kidkraft Waterfall Mountain Train Table For Kids Review , Unboxing and Assembly

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Kidkraft Waterfall Mountain Train Table For Kids Review , Unboxing and Assembly

Hello! Thanks for stopping by! Today I am going to talk about the Kidkraft Waterfall Mountain Train Table Set Review, Unboxing and Assembly. The nice part is if you feel like reading, great I got you covered. But, if you feel more like watching a video, I have you covered there as well. Just check out the video below to see the Kidkraft Waterfall Mountain Train Table Review, Unboxing and Assembly. I talk about what comes in the box, how long it takes to make it and how it holds up once completed. This is a pretty cool train table for kids and I think you will enjoy the video! If not, check out the written review below!

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Fun Moose Facts For Kids – Interesting Facts About Moose For Kids

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Beautiful Silhouette Of Bull Moose.

Fun Moose Facts For Kids

Interesting Facts About Moose For Kids

My family and I live in the Northwest of the United States and are lucky to get to see moose every year. Were very excited to bring you these incredible and fun moose facts for kids. To many people these are kind of awkward and ugly animals, but in truth they are unique and amazing. It’s a hard animal to appreciate until you have had an up close and personal run in. They are an animal that us in the Northwest are proud of and an animal that people in my area absolutely love. Let’s take a look at some moose facts for kids!

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WATCH VIDEO Gingerbread House Ideas For Kids – How To Make A Gingerbread House With My Kids

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Here are the Wilton Gingerbread House kits we purchased.

Gingerbread House Ideas For Kids

How To Make A Gingerbread House With My Kids – VIDEO

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It’s getting close to mid December and we wanted to try out a fun Christmas craft family night. We decided to go ahead and purchase some Wilton Gingerbread House kits a little while back and just now decided that we wanted to get them out and give them a try. Were hoping these are some pretty good Gingerbread House ideas for kids. Keep in mind the video of the whole ordeal is at the bottom of the post, feel free to check it out!

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Iron Man Facts For Kids – Fun Facts About Iron Man

Iron Man Facts For Kids

Iron Man Facts For Kids

Fun Facts About Iron Man For Kids

If you are anything like me, you really like Iron Man! I like him so much I wanted to bring you some fun Iron Man facts for kids. Iron Man is one of the more witty and funny super heroes out there. He’s fun to watch and he always brings some humor to the movies. There is a lot about Iron Man that isn’t necessarily in the movies, so I wanted to bring you that information. These facts about Iron Man are pretty interesting and should give you a little more insight about who he really is. It’s easy to forget that there is more to these characters than just the movies. Let’s take a look at some great Iron Man facts!

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