Beaded Sticks

Work on fine motor skills, color recognition, patterns, and so much more with this fun outdoor activity for kids! The set up is super simple and the activity is always a hit with my boys.  If you follow my nature inspired Instagram account you have seen variations of this activity here and here. This time … Continue reading Beaded Sticks

How we Used Story Stones on Earth Day

This Earth Day, head outdoors for a day of fun with your little ones. Just the simple act of getting outside, will give your children a greater appreciation for the environment. You can take a long walk in a forest or stay in your very own backyard. Don't forget to revisit your adventures with these … Continue reading How we Used Story Stones on Earth Day

6 Ways to Use an Earth Day Printable

Looking for fun ways to use an Earth Day printable? Here are 6 simple and creative ways to decorate the Earth this spring! Earth Day Playdough Mats With Earth Day right around the corner, we've been busy learning about all of the ways to keep our Earth beautiful. I decided to create these low prep Earth Day … Continue reading 6 Ways to Use an Earth Day Printable

A Simple and Beautiful Nature Craft to Try Today!

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!

Four Ways to Use Stones in the Classroom

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

Loose Parts Easter Eggs

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

Hands-On Ways to Retell “Room on the Broom”

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”