Frog Life Cycle Pom Pom Craft for Nature Studies

Frog Life Cycle Pom Pom Craft for Nature Studies

Illustrate the frog life cycle with pom poms and pipe cleaners by making pom pom frogs, tadpoles and eggs!  At first, a pom pom frog was just a simple craft to do with kids, but we were quite impressed with the potential of pipe cleaner articulation and ended up...
How to Make a Bean Teepee for Backyard Play

How to Make a Bean Teepee for Backyard Play

If you’re looking for a kids’ gardening project this summer, try building a bean teepee. This natural play tent is a fun addition to the backyard and a perfect hideout for little explorers. Last summer was our first as home owners, and we were as...
Stained Glass Shamrock Suncatcher

Stained Glass Shamrock Suncatcher

Make a stained glass shamrock suncatcher with kids! Quick and easy craft in preparation for St. Patrick’s Day celebration, that you can make with nothing but black glue, sharpie markers and some recyclables. We enjoy making stained glass suncatchers with kids....
Free Printable Watercolour Garden Markers

Free Printable Watercolour Garden Markers

Prepare for a new gardening season with these free printable watercolour garden markers! It’s that time of a year again. The days are gray, and it seems like winter has been here forever. In these last cold months, it’s hard to believe that the world will...
Painting Rain with Printable Art Prompt

Painting Rain with Printable Art Prompt

What is the colour of rain? Give the rain painting prompts to children along with watercolour paints and find out! The post contains Amazon affiliate links to the products we used! I love rainy days, and have made more than a few attempts in the past to capture...
12 Spring Lego Projects for Easter Egg Hunt or Basket

12 Spring Lego Projects for Easter Egg Hunt or Basket

A couple of days ago, I wrote about the LEGO Easter eggs we made to fill with small LEGO surprises for our Easter egg hunt. I haven’t mentioned that in this case the chickens came before eggs – that is, we planned our LEGO surprises first. We have been...
Painting Easter Eggs with Watercolours

Painting Easter Eggs with Watercolours

In the past, we have tried painting wooden eggs for Easter, but this year I saw blank plaster eggs in the store. Budster, with his fondness for birds, was immediately fascinated by them too. When I told him we could paint the plaster eggs, he was delighted, so we took...
Nature Portaits

Nature Portaits

Inspiration for making art can sometimes strike unexpectedly and in unusual places. Who would have thought that a stump can turn into a canvas for creating beautiful nature portraits of our family? The idea came to my two-year-old, and I had nothing to do but follow...
Name Writing Nature Hunt

Name Writing Nature Hunt

Sometimes a new focus is all that is required to return the vibrancy to something that is beginning to pale. This is what this activity is about – making a familiar walk special by having a spontaneous nature hunt. But we weren’t just hunting for pretty...
Flower Sensory Bin for Kids

Flower Sensory Bin for Kids

They can pour it, mix it or even climb inside of their soup bins and wiggle bare toes around! A delightful spring activity for toddlers that addresses all the different senses. I never remember being so exuberantly happy over the coming of warm weather when I was a...
Underwater I Spy Jars

Underwater I Spy Jars

Yesterday we spent a wondeful day by the lake. When we got home, loaded with all the treasures a little boy can collect at the beach, Budster and I decided to create our own underwater world in a jar. About half an hour from where we live, there is a little provincial...
25 DIY Toys from Nature

25 DIY Toys from Nature

Do your kids like collecting rocks, branches and moss? These awesome nature finds can be turned into fun DIY toys! After months of bleak winter, I have to constantly remind myself that under the feet of snow grass is getting ready to grow again. The last month, it was...

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