15 Outdoor Activities: Backyard Birds for Kids

15 Outdoor Activities: Backyard Birds for Kids

Explore backyard birds with these activities & crafts that can be done year round! We have always loved outdoor activities as a family and wintertime is no exception. Birds enjoyable for the whole family and unlike so many other anima...
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Winter Craft & Science: Nature Art with Ice

Winter Craft & Science: Nature Art with Ice

Enjoy this easy Winter craft that combines science, nature & art -- perfect for kids of all ages! I'll be the first to admit that once Winter sets in, looking for ways to incorpation nature into our day becomes more of a challenge. ...
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Free Days at National Parks in 2017

Free Days at National Parks in 2017

Woohoo!  The U.S. National Park Service has announced their FREE entrance days for all National Parks in 2017! One of the big family travel trends for this coming year is nature-focused vacations -- unplug, recharge and enjoy being tog...
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Tree Activities for Kids: Animal Habitats, Tree Types & Nature Facts

Tree Activities for Kids: Animal Habitats, Tree Types & Nature Facts

I know that Fall inspires some popular tree activities for kids -- creating leaf rubbings, watching the leaves change color and heading out on a leaf hunt.But if we look a little deeper, we'll also find that trees play a crucial role to man...
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Enjoy an Outdoor Family Adventure {with free printable}

Enjoy an Outdoor Family Adventure {with free printable}

  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gulf County Florida. All opinions are 100% mine.   We love to go on outdoor adventures as a family! Sometimes it's as easy as a creek walk at a local park and other times it's ...
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Olympic Nature Art for Kids

Olympic Nature Art for Kids

This week's theme in our month-long Olympic Activities for Kids series is STEAM activities. Now I know you're familiar with many of our STEM ideas for kids (science, technology, engineering & math) -- but we don't do a ton of 'A' = Art ...
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20 Outdoor Activities & Games to Play at the Park

20 Outdoor Activities & Games to Play at the Park

Enjoy these fun activities & games to play at a local park!It's May again and that means we're celebrating Kids to Parks Day with a whole slew of AWESOME ideas for games to play & fun activities to do at the parks!Be sure to visit l...
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The Best Books to Read with a Magnifying Glass

The Best Books to Read with a Magnifying Glass

Sometimes sitting down with "just a book" can be a little overwhelming for kids.  All those words and pages -- especially if they're just starting to read or not overly crazy about reading. And then there's the whole sitting part of re...
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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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How to Start & Organize a Nature Collection

If you've been around these parts, you'll know that we have a fondness for nature activities ;)  Most rooms in our house host some type of nature collection -- shells, rocks, tree seeds, leaves in the Fall, etc. And many of these we...
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Science & Art: The Four Seasons of a Tree

Seasonal art projects for kids that highlight the life cycle of a tree.Fall is starting this week (yea!) so we wanted to celebrate with a fun seasonal activity!When the seasons change, it's a wonderful time to introduce kids to the science ...
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Easy Nature Craft for Kids: Zentangle Rocks

I've learned a few things over the years when it comes to getting kids to talk & share -- First, a good snack goes a long way ;)  And second, kids are more likely to open up when they are preoccupied in an activity WITH an adult. I...
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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 your...
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