Sunday Snippet: Cosmic Yoga

Labor Day weekend brought much relaxation for our family. Our little one is not so good at relaxing though so to help our crazy energized three year old calm down we gave Cosmic Yoga on YouTube a try. I heard about it from a co-worker and she said that when…

Continue reading

Nature Books for Kids: Crawdad Creek

This featured nature books for kids Crawdad Creek is a picture book written by Scott Russell Sanders. This story is intended for children ages 8-12 years old and is about the interaction of living creatures with their creek habitat. My Experience with Crawdad Creek I chose this book to put on…

Continue reading

Outdoor Activities for Kids: Meteor Shower

Tonight, August 12th is going to be an amazing opportunity to get your kids outdoors! After normal bedtime, the sky will literally be lit up with meteors thanks to the Perseid meteor shower that began July 17th and will last until approximately August 24th, according to Space.com. Peak showing, however,…

Continue reading

Outdoor Activities for Kids: Spring Fish

 This spring my squirt and I went dipping in a bioswale expecting to catch frogs and tadpoles. A bioswale, by definition, is a man-made landscape element designed to concentrate and collect surface runoff water. Since this body of water was developed by people there shouldn’t be any fish. With one quick…

Continue reading

Nature Books for Kids: A Wood Frog’s Life

This featured nature book for kids A Wood Frog’s Life is a picture book written and illustrated by John Himmelman for children ages 5 and up. My Experience with A Wood Frog’s Life I have used this featured nature book for kids for a story hour and for spring break camp. We started the…

Continue reading

Outdoor Education: Self-Correcting Lifecycles

Teaching animal and plant lifecycles can be a very fun and exciting topic for children. Bringing nature inside, I used bare nesting dolls that I painted different stages of lifecycles for a science center. These nesting dolls provide the opportunity for children to experience lifecycles in a self-correcting way. I painted the…

Continue reading

Outdoor Activities for Kids: Rainbow Chasing

With spring officially here visions of warm weather, soggy days and mud dance through our heads. On the vernal (or spring) equinox our little squirt and I went outside chasing rainbows. We were lucky enough to catch a rainbow as it began to fade and admire its brilliant colors. Rainbows are…

Continue reading