Earth Art Designs for Kids to Make

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We all know it's good for our kids to be outside in nature. And today, I am excited to share one of the most addicting nature activities with you. Earth Art is one of my go-to activities with the children in my nature classes and camps as well as with my own two kids (2 and 5). Children are mesmerized as they watch me transform a pile of items from nature into marvelous ...

A Sample Weekly Plan of Gross Motor Activities

A week of simple gross motor activities to do with the kids!

Every weekend I try to make a plan of activities for the coming week to start on Monday. I start with the gauging what my child is interested in (using the "My Child This Week" sheet of the free weekly planner). I fill one out for each of my kids and what they’re into at the moment. I use this as my guide to plan our activities accordingly. With each of my kids’ interests, I ...

Flour Sensory Play for Toddlers (& Being Okay with the Mess)

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A wonderful go-to busy activity, not to mention a fun sensory activity for toddlers, is to set out a tray for flour play! I recently challenged my newsletter subscribers to three very simple activities (get on the list to get the challenges!). I love these challenges and often find that they even help myself get out of a rut. One of the three activities was this one, set out a ...

Dandelion Counting Race

A dandelion counting race for the kids to pick them from the yard

Dandelion season has begun! Our yard is filling up fast with those yellow spots. My kids absolutely love them. They think they're special. Me... well, I'd rather they weren't spotting my front yard... but hey, I don't have a green thumb to make them all go away. So instead, we found a fun race to get the kids to pick them all. And when I say we, I mean my husband. He ...