Try this simple and beautiful nature weaving craft the next time you go for a walk in your backyard. They are so fun to create and the results are gorgeous every time! I also share an alternative idea if you don't have access to a variety of collectable nature near you. Spring is finally in … Continue reading A Simple and Beautiful Nature Craft to Try Today!
There is something so special about a stone. They are unique treasures that kids love to collect, play with, and display. They are also inviting learning tools! Here are four ways to use stones in the traditional, homeschool, or outdoor classroom setting. Beginning Sound Search My four year old has been interested in alphabet letters … Continue reading Four Ways to Use Stones in the Classroom
If you're are looking for a fun and creative Easter egg activity, you've come to the right place! These loose parts Easter eggs will keep those little hands and BIG imaginations busy for a long time. What are Loose Parts? First of all, let me share with you a little background information on loose parts. … Continue reading Loose Parts Easter Eggs
Retell the story Room on the Broom with story stones and clothespin characters! Your child will love these hands-on activities. Recently I teamed up with four amazing bloggers to share crafts and activities to go along with the book Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson. I decided to focus on the skill of story retelling through sequencing. Story … Continue reading Hands-On Ways to Retell “Room on the Broom”
Many cultures have named the monthly full moon to help them keep track of the seasons. Teaching children these names is a great way to help them learn the unique qualities of each season and get them in touch with this special rhythm of nature. The Flower Moon is the name given to May's full … Continue reading Four Flower Moon Activities for Kids
With Easter right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to turn ordinary rocks into Easter egg stacking rocks! This activity is great for children of all ages and turn out beautiful every time. The bright beautiful colors and beautiful designs are very reminiscent of real Easter eggs, but these are much more … Continue reading Easter Egg Stacking Rocks
Check out this simple way to make constellations with natural loose parts. Add this to your list of outdoor activities! During our most recent visit to the beach, I watched my boys play with treasures they found on the shore. With a little help from their imaginations, a stack of rocks became a home for … Continue reading Stick and Stone Constellations