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

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

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

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