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Create your own ocean zones in a jar to explore habitat, sea animals & deep sea creatures. We’ve been enjoying some fun books about the ocean and marine animals this summer.  My kids have always been big fans of sea life. There are so many wonderful creatures that live in the oceans and did you …

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Today we are exploring Moon Activities for Kids in preschool, kindergarten and first grade (older kids will enjoy them too!) as we wrap up our Discover & Explore Moon, Stars and Nighttime Sky.  We had some really creative ideas for teaching your kids about the moon shared last week so I wanted to feature some …

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I’m a toss-the-kids-out-the-door kind of parent.  Children (along with teens and adults for that matter) just don’t get enough time outside these days. I can remember enjoying some wonderfully long days climbing trees, skating, creating, digging & exploring.

But I grew up with siblings and neighbors that were all close in age.  My daughter doesn’t have the luxury of playmates knocking at her door. 

So lately I’ve been looking for ways to entice her to spend more time outside.  Since she really enjoys crafts and also likes to be surprised, we decided to create an Outdoor Activity Jar.

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This week’s theme for the Discover & Explore linky is Flowers!


I love to mix in nature items when we create art projects.  There’s something about the contrasting textures that I think look so cool when the picture is complete.  And when flowers are included in the project, there is also some wonderful sensory and science learning that happens too!

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