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…

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…

nature walk with children

Tips for Nature Walks with Young Children

Before you think I've got this whole thing figured out, let me just paint a picture for you. About a year ago, we set out with a friend on one of our very first nature walks at a local trail. "It'll be fun!" we said. Three minutes into our walk, my littlest one (who was…