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

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!

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”

Easter Egg Stacking Rocks

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

Stick and Stone Constellations

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

Creating a Musical Forest

Get outside and make some noise! Here are four creative ways to add instruments to an outdoor setting.  Jingle Bell Geoboard We thought it would be fun to welcome spring by turning our yard into a musical forest! The jingle bell geoboard is the first instrument we made. All you have to do is tie … Continue reading Creating a Musical Forest

St. Patrick’s Day

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to bring home a Shamrock plant for Sonny to investigate. He grabbed his magnifying glass and looked closely at the plant. I asked him what he noticed about the plant. He noticed that the leaves were green and there were a […]