Sandpaper Science: Take a Peek Inside Nature

Sometimes the weather makes it difficult to connect with nature. And the winter months present several challenges -- nature is no longer in 'full bloom' and cold weather has set in which usually means less time outside. But I love a good ...
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20+ Nature-inspired Holiday Projects

Today we have two special treats for you -- some gorgeous ideas for holiday decorating AND one amazing holiday giveaway! One of my favorite ways to decorate during the holidays is with natural items.  Whether it's as simple as the ki...
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Gifts that Connect Kids with Nature

The holidays are coming and we want you to be able to spend more time relaxing than shopping.  Wouldn't that be nice -- feet up, fire going, warm cup of tea & a cookie (or two), Bing crooning "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas...
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Brilliant Ways to Take Art Outdoors

  Today we are focused on ways to Discover & Explore Art! Art is as much about the process as it is the product -- in fact, sometimes it's all about the process for kids.  Being able to create with different mediums and mate...
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Create Your Own Nature Journal for Kids {with free printable outdoor activities!}

Create a DIY Nature Journal with free printable activities!Lately, I've discovered some really amazing nature printables and worksheets this year for our nature journal activities!  Really super awesome stuff! But you know how it ...
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Books & Activities that Explore Plants and Seeds

  My daughter was in her first play this past weekend (she was a swan with a beautiful costume).  And as is the custom with many performances, we brought her flowers on her first night.  They were pink, deep purple and oran...
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A 'Celebrate Spring' Bucket List

I don't know about your house but in our neck of the woods, Spring can get really busy!  The end of the school year is approaching which means school performances, state assessments and helping the kids to finish all those final proje...
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Explore Nature in Spring- Outdoor Activities for Kids

I know the rest of the world thinks that Spring begins on March 20th with the Spring Equinox but for us, Spring activities begin the day we turn back the clocks and gain that extra hour of daylight. Ahh… dinner during daylight hours Hea...
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Exploring Animals Tracks in Winter

  My kids are not big on going for a walk unless there’s a cool reason for being outside.  For example, a walk to the playground is acceptable but a walk around the block is met with some whining at our house. So in an e...
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12 Gorgeous Nature Crafts for Kids

I really love this time of the year because there are so many natural items that can be used in craft projects and decorating.  Last week's Discover & Explore linky highlighted fun ways to create with natural items and I was blown...
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Creating with Items from Nature

Our Discover & Explore linky is getting outside this week to enjoy the beauty of Fall and share ideas for creating with natural items!  I love this time of the year with all the gorgeous colors and the many seeds, leaves and tree ...
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