Planting a Three Sisters Garden

Short on space but still want a garden?  Try planting a Three Sisters Garden with your kids this year!  With a few modifications this Native American technique can even be adapted to grow in a pot and you can enjoy all the benefits of these plants that help each other grow in even the smallest […]

DIY Button Flower Learning Game for Kids

Signs of Spring are showing up everywhere! What better way to welcome Spring than with a bouquet of bright, colorful flowers? We made our bouquet with simple buttons and pipe cleaners, but took it a step further and made up a button flower game. It’s quick, easy, and lots of fun! Here is what you’ll need: […]

Around the Web: Birds

This week we shared a fun and creative way to make hanging shape bird feeders as well as the benefits of letting your child use real tools to build a bird feeder. But we don’t want to stop there! Here are even more inspiring links about birds.  1. Go on a frugal field trip and […]

Hanging Shape Bird Feeders

Spruce up your yard, help the birds, and get your kids involved! This simple project will have you cooking up some fun and creative bird feeders with your kids.  Even though winter still has its hold on the temperature, spring has started to show here in the Pacific NW and I am LOVING it!  Yesterday […]

Building Bird Feeders with Real Tools

Building bird feeders with your kids isn’t only doing something nice for the birds. It’s also great for your kids! You can encourage a great sense of capability by trusting them to use real tools to get the project done.  I have many warm childhood memories of spending time in my Grandpa’s workshop. He and […]

Watch Baby Wrens Leave The Nest

Nature provides many opportunities for learning and this week we will be learning all about our feathered friends. Chances are, no matter where you live, you can experience the wonders of birds first hand. You might even be able to spot the exciting first flight of a baby bird, like this one! Can’t see this […]

Around the Web: Outdoor Learning in Winter

We’re finishing off this week with 5 inspiring links that share ways for you to get outside and learn in winter.  Make some beautiful Icy Ornaments via Inner Child Fun Learn about the Science of Sledding via Fireflies and Mud Pies Read your favorites during a Snowy Story Time via Inner Child Fun Have fun […]

Learning In An Instant- Temperature

This week’s Learning in an Instant encourages you to get outside with your kids to learn about thermometers and the temperatures of your area in winter.  You can begin by briefly introducing the thermometer and explaining or reviewing the words temperature, thermometer, degrees, Fahrenheit, and Celsius. Show your kids how to read a thermometer and […]

Exploring Water’s 3 States of Matter

Winter provides many natural learning opportunities for children. We’ve spent much time bird watching and hiking, and discussing the needs, adaptations and homes of animals in the winter. When Owen asked one day where icicles came from, I thought we’d attempt to dive deeper into science, and explore water’s 3 states of matter. Explain It: […]

Getting Dressed for Winter Fun

This week we are focusing on outdoor learning activities you can do in Winter. Kicking off the week is a video from Angelique sharing a cute little song about getting dressed for the cold! Can’t see this video? You can watch it here. Angelique Felix believes in the magic of play. You can find out […]

Around the Web: Snow and Ice

  There are so many different ways to play and learn in winter, and the internet is full of ideas! This week we are sharing 10 links with fun ideas to inspire you.  1. Have some winter fun inside with these 10 Indoor Winter Fun Activities For Kids via Inner Child Fun 2. Learn through play […]

Learning in an Instant: Winter

Chances are, your winters differ from other seasons, even if you live in a place that doesn’t get snow. And the best way to learn about winter in your area is to get outside in it! Nature walks are a great activity to do together as a family and they are rich with learning experiences. […]

Simple Science- Ice Experiment

Do your kids love science? Even the simplest of experiments can be exciting activities of discovery and this ice experiment falls into that category. It’s very simple to put together, but also a lot of fun for kids to explore.  Ice Experiment: Which added material (variable) will melt ice the fastest? What You’ll Need: Ice […]

Snowflake Painting

You don’t have to live in an area with snow to have some Winter fun. Today’s video shows how to create a beautiful snowflake painting with a simple technique. This painting project is great for many ages and really delivers stunning results. Check out the video for the easy how-to! Can’t see this video? You […]

Snow Play and Movement

The winter months have unique opportunities for play and learning. So take advantage of this time! This video shares several ideas for winter play, movement, and crafts. You could even watch it with your kids and let them pick out their favorite activity to do today!  Can’t see this video? You can watch it here. […]

Fall Greeting Cards

Fall is officially here and the weather is just now starting to catch up, I decided it was time to take the girls leaf collecting. We live near the mountains in North Carolina and have a huge variety of trees around us meaning plenty of leaves to gather!  After we had as many leaves as […]

Apple Tree Song

Today is Music Monday and we are sharing another video from Angelique! We are immersing ourselves in all things fall, and this apple tree song was a fun way to start our day. This is a short song that gets kids singing along, so don’t be surprised if your child wants to watch it more […]

How to Preserve a Spider’s Web

  As the Autumn equinox drew near, my children and I were struck by the changes outside. We started to spot crows flocking, squirrels frantically gathering, and beautiful spiders webs covered with dew on our daily nature walks.  This week we found so many incredible webs that we wanted to find a way to keep […]