Sunday Snippet: Apple Adventure

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After tons of searching, many phone calls and a few failed attempts we finally found a u-pick apple orchard. In all our 26 years of life, neither my husband nor I have gotten the opportunity to pick apples from trees; this year ended that streak. We took the little squirt…

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Nature Crafts for Kids: Fizzy Apples

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For a recent story hour, The Apple Pie Tree, we created this nature craft for kids, fizzy apples. It is a process craft that allows kids to experience the chemical reaction of a base and an acid. To create this craft you will need: Apple cardstock cut-outs Liquid watercolor in green…

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Sunday Snippet: Harvesting Honey

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This weekend we spent some time with great grandparents. During this time talk turned to Justin’s grandpa’s honey bee hives. An ongoing project, his grandfather owns three hives in a suburb of Detroit. These three hives have thousands of bees that produce a modest amount of honey each year. My…

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Birch Bark Observations

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While at a family reunion recently our daughter came upon a birch tree. She had seen them before, but never truly investigated the unique bark. This time, the curly-cues caught her attention, and, as all toddlers do, she investigated with her hands. She began simply by running her hands along…

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