Amazing Moths and Night Creatures – and FREE Printables!

It’s National Moth Week! Did you know that moths outnumber butterflies 9 to 1? There are so many beautiful and amazing species and they’re important nocturnal pollinators. Over the next couple of weeks the kids and I are going to be looking at the summer night sky and all of the creatures that come with…

Summer Trees: Nature Study Lesson Plan

We study trees all throughout the year - partly because my husband is a forester and trees are a big part of our lives (they're like family!), but also because there's just SO much to learn about! So here, I present to you, our favorite resources for learning about trees. Tree Nature Study Resources This…

Learning About Honey Bees ~ A Complete Nature Study Lesson Plan

Honey bees are one of our favorite nature study topics ~ they are such amazing creatures! Their hives are incredibly efficient, with different jobs assigned to their workers, like: Nurse bees, who care for the youngGuard bees that stand watch at the entrance of the hiveThe queen's attendants, which bathe and feed the queenConstruction workers,…

A Roundup of Our Best-Loved Spring Nature Crafts

Don't you just love this time of year? Here in Colorado, March tends to be more of a battle between winter and spring, as the first flowers bravely peek out from fresh waves of snow. Nature crafts are a fun way to celebrate the new season while we wait for things outdoors to thaw. I've…

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

The Ultimate Nature Themed Holiday Gift List for Kids

Field Supplies Huckleberry Dual Wooden Magnifying Glass Child-Sized Binoculars Wooden Digital Point-and-Shoot Hiking Rucksack Explorer Backpack Stellarscope Star Finder Lensatic Compass Blank Watercolor Nature Journal Beginner watercolor Paints and Brushes Watercolor Paints Pocket Box Audubon Bird Caller Necklace My First Pocket Knife Pocket Swing/Portable Hammock for Kids Educational Toys and Puzzles Insect Specimens Pack Catch…

Little Brown Bat FREE download

Little Brown Bat Printable What with Halloween approaching, my kids are currently obsessed with bats - and after watching the Wild Kratt's little brown bat episode - well, now we are the proud owners of a backyard bat house. What can I say. Nature is my weakness. I've created these Little Brown Bat nature study…

The Forest Guided Nature Journal

It’s finally HERE! The Wild Child’s Nature Journal ~ The Forest is done and up in my 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 journaling…