How to Make Nature Mandalas with Kids

A mandala is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning "circle." Many people use mandalas in a spiritual practice, while others simply appreciate their artistic and symmetrical beauty. Making nature mandalas is calming and relaxing. It’s also great for nurturing your child’s creativity and problem solving skills. Read on to learn a simple way to teach your … Continue reading How to Make Nature Mandalas with Kids

Nature Badge

Here is a simple outdoor activity to try the next time you go on a nature walk with your kids! Whether you are hiking on the trails or exploring your very own backyard, this activity is sure to keep your children exploring and searching for their next nature treasure to display on their badges. These … Continue reading Nature Badge

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

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

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”

Four Flower Moon Activities for Kids

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

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