Spring Crafts for Kids: Beaded Garden Ornaments

Make some colorful beaded garden ornaments in this simple craft for kids perfect for spring! Children can gain fine motor practice while using their creativity to create these beautiful decorations for your outdoor garden or potted plant!   Spring Craft: Beaded Garden Ornaments I’m so excited to introduce you to a book I’ve absolutely fallen […]

Gardening with Kids: Planting Seeds with Free Printable

Gardening with kids is one of my favorite activities to do year round! In the cold winter months you can even start seeds indoors. Children can then observe changes as the seeds begin to sprout and grow over time and record their observations on the free printable recording sheet! NGSS: Disciplinary Core Idea LS1.C Follow our Outdoor […]

How to Make a Kite

Making a kite together with your kids is such a wonderful learning experience and flying it together is tons of fun and SO rewarding! If you’ve been wondering how to make a kite, it’s really not as hard as it seems, and it’s definitely worth the time. Here’s how we made our own kite using newspaper! Follow our […]

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt for Kids (FREE Printable)

We absolutely love this outdoor scavenger hunt free printable! Not only does it encourage all kinds of sensory discoveries, but it also provides room for children to sketch their findings! Are you following our Outdoor Play and Learning Pinterest board? Welcome to the second day of our Summer Play Days Series! I’m so excited to be teaming […]

Geometry for Kids: Finding Shapes at the Playground

Kids can learn all about shapes right on the playground! Next time you head outside to play, you can also explore math in this fun shape hunt. Just print out our free shape hunt printable and go searching for shapes at the playground with this fun geometry activity for children! Follow our Math for Kids […]

Fall Nature Table

Do you have a nature table or nature area in your home? Today I’m so excited to share how we display nature treasures in our home!  Are you following our Outdoor Play and Learning for Kids Pinterest board?      Our nature area is such a well loved little corner of our home. It’s where we […]

Finding Symmetry in Nature (Outdoor Math Activity for Kids)

We turned a recent walk in the forest into a lesson on symmetry- such a fun, hands-on way for kids to learn math! We searched for symmetry outside and even created our own symmetry art using nature we had found on our walk! Follow our Math for Kids Pinterest board! Learning opportunities are everywhere you look. […]

Bug and Dirt Sensory Play with Writing Response

Whenever I create a play or learning activity for my kids (ages 2 and 5),  I like to try to make it very open-ended. By allowing them to explore on their own without too much involvement, I’m able to provide them with the opportunity to create and imagine. Open-ended activities are also great when you […]