The Nature MEGA Bundle is Here – And it’s Amazing!

Okay, I'm going to be honest with you. I've purchased a few of these homeschooling bundles in my time and some have been more "worth it" than others. But this one - I have to tell you - might just be the best, MOST AMAZING DEAL I have ever seen. Over 80 products from more…

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…

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…

The Forest Guided Nature Journal

It’s finally HERE! The Wild Child’s Nature Journal ~ The Forest is done and up in my Etsy shop. This project feels a bit like my fourth child, and I hope it’s something that can be a blessing to you and your kiddos. Inside The Forest, I've included 8.5x11 posters, flash cards, coloring pages and…

Autumn Play Dough Recipe + Nature Stamps

Our favorite thing to do now that the weather is cooling off and the leaves are changing is to collect autumn "treasures" on our nature walks. Pine cones, acorns, leaves and berries make wonderful loose parts to play with - but they make even better play dough stamps! (And, they're freeeeeee) This cinnamon scented play…

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…

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…