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
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
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
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
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
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