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Nature Table Ideas for Fall to Inspire Science Inquiry

Explore science & seasonal changes this week with ideas for items to include on your Fall Nature Table! I'm so excited because I have proof that Fall is coming!  If you're still suffering through the lingering summer heat, I know...
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10 Documentaries & Animated Movies for Earth Day

10 Documentaries & Animated Movies for Earth Day

These 10 animated movies, feature films & documentaries for families, children & the classroom are perfect for Earth Day or teaching kids about environmental themes and issues!Our kids were born into a world of endangered animals an...
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Earth Day Activities: Free Printable Scavenger Hunt

Earth Day Activities: Free Printable Scavenger Hunt

Grab this free Earth Day Scavenger Hunt printable activity and inspire kids to learn more about our environment!April is a great time to teach our kids about going green, eco-friendly behaviors and ways they can help the environment.When we...
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Outdoor Science: Biodiversity for Kids

Outdoor Science: Biodiversity for Kids

A fun outdoor science activity that let's you measure the biodiversity of living things in your backyard ecosystem! Many times, you'll hear kids say "hey, there's a bird!" or "this is the tallest tree in our yard!" This activity takes it on...
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Teaching Kids about Water Conservation & the Water Cycle

Teaching Kids about Water Conservation & the Water Cycle

Activiites & books about that teach our children about water conservation and the water cycle! March 22nd is World Water Day. It's a day for all of us to remember that water is an important resource in our life and clean water is a limi...
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12 Inspiring Outdoor Activities: The Lorax & Ecology for Kids

12 Inspiring Outdoor Activities: The Lorax & Ecology for Kids

Use The Lorax and these fun outdoor activities to teach ecology and inspire your kids to change the world! Today we're combining a few of our favorite things -- books & nature -- to kick off some early Spring exploring.   In honor ...
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12  Earth-themed Lego STEM Projects

12 Earth-themed Lego STEM Projects

My kids have this fascination with taking indoor toys outside to play -- trading cards, dolls, building kits -- you name it! They also think they can bring outdoor toys inside -- basketballs I'll allow but I draw the line at hula hoops ;) W...
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20 Inspiring Nature Activities for Kids

When I was young, I can remember spending hours outdoors -- hiking to the woods behind our house, looking in the creek for crayfish and tadpoles, scouting out which animals were running around the yard.  And I can clearly remember the...
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Water Cycle Project with LEGOs: An Easy Science Activity for Kids

Water Cycle Project with LEGOs: An Easy Science Activity for Kids

Explore science with this water cycle project created with LEGOsĀ®!I love taking a not-so-easy-to-explain topic like The Water Cycle and turning it into a hands-on learning activity where you can see your child's eyes light up as they begin...
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Recycle End of Year School Supplies for Back to School

Have your kids started their countdown for the last day of school yet? The clock is quickly ticking away at our house! And I adore that last day of school -- all the excitement about summer, the hugs for the teachers, our special end of ...
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15 Things to Craft & Make Using Newspapers

Even though we only get the newspaper once a week, we always seem to have a pile of it lying around the house or tossed in the recycle bin.In fact, that was my inspiration for our DIY Eiffel Tower project!Why go out and spend money on build...
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5 Ways to Inspire Kids to Go Green

"We have not inherited the Earth from our fathers, we are borrowing it from our children." ~ Lester Brown   Being eco-friendly takes on a whole new meaning when you read this statement. As parents, we all work so hard to provide ou...
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Ecology for Kids: Learning about Biomes

Wow has summer just flown by or what?!  The kids only have a few more weeks before they start classes here (they are NOT ready to go back) and this is the last topic in our Summer Science series. If you've missed the previous science ...
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15 Fabulous Books about Forest Animals

The kids and I have always loved forest animals -- probably because we live in the middle of the plains ;)  So seeing a moose doesn't happen so often in our area. But when we head out on vacation -- trips to the Rocky Mountains or hi...
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Going Green: Books & Websites to Inspire Kids

Some of the newest lessons for this generation include learning about the environment, ecology and how our behaviors impact the world around us.  Earth Day is a yearly celebration that reminds us to revisit how we treat the Earth.&n...
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