Moss+Lichen Nature Journal Pages – FREE Download

Click to Download MOSS + LICHEN Nature Journaling Pack Hello, friends! I've been working on something super exciting (and a little nerve-wracking, truth be told) over the past few months and I am finally ready to share. First -- some background info. If you follow me over on Instagram, you know how important nature study…

Salt-Dough Nature Pendants

The boys and I needed a handcraft to make for the Wild + Free handicraft fair and this was the perfect little project. While I plan on teaching my boys practical handcrafts - like sewing and woodworking - this time I needed something simple enough that my three year old could participate in. Salt-dough is…

favorite picture books for kindergarten

Our Favorite Picture Books for Kindergartners

We are big into books over here. Like really, really into books. Picture books hold a special place in my heart because they spark a love for reading at literally any age. Both of my boys will look at picture books and listen to me read them for hours. “One more thing is of vital…

Introducing Young Children to Classic Literature — Feast on What is Good

One thing we are real big on in our home is literature. I'm ashamed to say I wasn't really into the classics as a child - I loved reading, but I read mostly twaddle. You know, horse books and the like. 🙂 It wasn't until my college years did I start getting into the classics.…

How to Set Up an Art Center for Kids – and Inspire Creativity in Your Home

Do your kids love to create? My boys will literally craft and create things all day long if given the opportunity. I've been reading Julie Bogart's new book, Brave Learner, and it's inspired me to up my game in my own home when it comes to carving out spaces for my kids to express their…

caterpillar craft

Caterpillars Unit Study and Caterpillar Craft

For the past few weeks we have been studying caterpillars with our nature study curriculum, Exploring Nature With Children. I have to say, this has been one of the most exciting subjects to study (for all of us). Along with our curriculum, here are some of the other resources we used: Anatomy of a Caterpillar…

DIY Flower Sun Catcher Craft for Kids

A few weeks back, the kids and I made some simple sun catchers with the wildflowers (and weeds) we collected on some nature walks. Of course, my pockets are ALWAYS loaded with all kinds of treasures from our walks - rocks, leaves, flowers, etc. This was a fun way to turn their nature treasures into…