Animal Observation Activities: Tips for Teaching a Child to Focus & Listen

Today we're going to talk about how to help your child increase their attention span.I know, we can all use practice with that, right?  It's the age we live in -- things move so fast and kids don't have the time they need to process th...
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5 Tips for Kayaking with Kids

Try something new this summer by learning to kayak with your kids -- we've got tips & inspiration for how to get started!  This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Banana Boat® . All details & opinions are m...
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Science & Water Activities for a Day at the Pond

One thing I really enjoy during the summer are days out with the kids!  We like to explore almost anywhere but since we have a summer budget, finding free places to visit is always a plus since we like to get out a lot during summerti...
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The Best National Park Adventures for Kids

Learn about the Junior Ranger Program for kids -- the best kept secret at the National Parks!If you visit our blog frequently, you'll know that we are BIG fans of getting kids outside :)Our first post featuring Kids to Parks Day focused on ...
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Exploring the Parts of a Flower: A Science Project for Kids

Today we are going to have a look INSIDE nature at the parts of a flower with a fun hands-on science project – flower dissection and pollination. As Spring sets in, we are all treated to blossoming trees and beautiful flowers. I'm sure ...
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Outdoor Games, Crafts & Nature Activities for Kids

Spring is coming!  It is -- I promise :) So today we have an awesome list of outdoor activities, nature crafts and games -- 50 ways to enjoy the outdoors. Because with Spring comes that super nice weather (not too cold, not too hot),...
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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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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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