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…

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Spring Nesting Bird Study and Egg Craft

This week we studied all things birds with our nature study curriculum, Exploring Nature with Children. We are crazy about birds over at our house, so I thought I'd share our activities and resources here. Bird Study Activities Nest Building and Egg Painting This spring craft is a bit messy but worth it! The boys…

Spring Pond + Frog Life Cycle Study

Last week we learned about the spring pond with our Exploring Nature with Children curriculum. The boys learned about the ecosystem of the pond and the lifecycle of a frog through play-based learning, lots of good books and outdoor exploration. Here's what we did: Spring Pond Loose Parts Play For this activity, I set out…

DIY Tide Pool – Ocean Science Activity for Kids

This week we studied ocean zones while following the Classical Conversations Cycle 1 Week 19 curriculum - and to add an extra element of fun, we also studied the Intertidal Zone. Did you know that the Intertidal Zone is one of the harshest environments on earth? It's true. Animals who live there have to withstand extreme variations…

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Ocean Zones Hands-On Science Activity

This week in Classical Conversations (Cycle 1), we learned about the layers of the oceans, or ocean zones. This was a simple and fun activity that required minimal effort and supplies you probably already have lying around. (We got the idea from this book) First, gather 5 clear cups or jars and line them up…