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Exploring Nature this Winter with The Winter Journal

If you're like me, it's always a bit difficult to let go of the autumn season when you know that six (or more) months of cold and snow wait on the other side. When I first set out to create this winter nature study, I researched all I could about the flora and fauna this…

Autumn Activities to Celebrate the Season

Fall is here! It's my very favorite season, and because of that I tend to go *slightly* overboard with all of the fall things. (Can you relate?) I put together a list of all the things the boys and I have done over the past few years, as well as some on our list for…

37 Favorite Books from our First Grade Homeschool

Wow, did we cover a lot this past year! I finally went and sorted through the books my son and I worked our way through for his first grade year. It made me smile to see all the different subjects we covered - art, music, biographies, history, science, culture... I realized what a rich homeschool…

12 Nature Play Ideas for May

Now that our yard is waking up and everything is blooming, I though it would be fun to do a roundup of nature play ideas you can do from your own backyard: Nature Playdough Caterpillars Nature Butterfly Symmetry Nature Weaving Craft Nature Salt-Dough Pendants Nature Scavenger Hunt Nature Bugs Grass Weaving Sun Catchers Nature Letters…

New! Lilacs Mini Nature Study

If you are lucky enough to have lilacs in your area, you probably agree that they are one of the most lovely, fragrant blooms around. We have a few bushes in our yard and THE SMELL! It’s one of my favorites, which is why I had to add a lilac nature study pack to the…

Free Bird Migration Printable

Now that birds are chirping again and the robins and the hummingbirds have returned, I thought it would be the perfect time to create a bird migration nature study pack. For freeeeeee! Click on the link below for the instant download. Just my little way of saying *thank you* for supporting my little shop! Bird…

Night Sky Playdough; Our Favorite Way to Study Space

Let me begin this post by saying we made this night sky playdough NINE MONTHS ago and it is still going strong! I don't know how, I don't know why, but this playdough lasts forever. (We store it in a ziploc storage bag inside a cupboard inside a cool room). We've used it to study…

New! The POND Nature Journal is here

Friends, it's here! The Pond Guided Nature Journal is in my Etsy shop and ready for your little explorer. Inside are posters, flash cards, coloring pages and journaling prompts covering 5 different topics (frogs, dragonflies, turtles, aquatic plants, aquatic minibeasts), and I’ve also included ideas for activities, sensory play and a book list. Head over…

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Rocks and Mineral Properties – FREE Activity

Here's a little boredom buster that's sure to keep the rock-lovers happy in your house. This is a FREE Rock and Mineral Properties Activity Sheet for immediate download. My boys loved testing the rocks from their collection - I hope your kids love it, too! Rocks and Minerals - Free Download

DIY Kids’ Space Room – With REMOVABLE Wallpaper!

My boys share a room – and they’ve been collectively asking for a space room for, well, years. So a few weekends ago, we sent the boys away to their grandparents’ house and surprised them with their new space room. By far, the coolest part of their new room is this Constellations wallpaper from Coloray.…