Sorting Seasons Activity with Stones and Rocks

Make a hands-on seasons activity for kids using rocks or stones, wooden circles, and some stickers! Children can sort the picture stones onto the appropriate wooden circle depicting either spring, summer, winter or fall. Such a great way to encourage discussion about the differences between the four seasons! Follow our Creative Learning Pinterest board!   […]

Making Pet Rocks and Pet Rock Houses

This pet rock craft for kids is inspired by the children’s book, Everybody Needs a Rock by Byrd Baylor. It’s a fun activity that combines creativity and the outdoors with a classic children’s book! Follow our Children’s Book Activities Pinterest board!     In our most recent kindergarten after school class the kids created their […]

Bookmark Craft for Kids Using Pressed Flowers and Leaves

This nature-themed bookmark craft for kids is so simple to make and is perfect for a wide range of ages. Children will enjoy the process of pressing flowers and leaves and then using the natural materials to create all kinds of designs for their homemade bookmarks! Follow Buggy and Buddy on Pinterest!     My kids […]

Weather Mobile Craft for Kids

Here’s a fun craft to add to your collection of weather activities for kids– a homemade weather mobile craft using a small branch. Kids can illustrate different weather symbols and hang them in their mobile to see throughout the year! Follow Buggy and Buddy on Pinterest!     Weather has always been one of my students’ […]

8 Simple Ways for Children to Create with Natural Materials

Kids love creating with natural materials! Here’s a mini roundup of ways we’ve created with nature here on Buggy and Buddy. Are you following our Outdoor Play and Learning Pinterest board?   It’s so important to involve nature in our daily play and creating. Encouraging children to explore our natural resources is such a wonderful opportunity to […]

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. […]