Nature Crafts for Kids: Marble Leaf

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For a recent story hour, Leaf Jumpers, we made this nature craft for kids, marble leaves. To create this craft you will need: Small trays Shaving cream Tempura paint Popsicle sticks Cardstock leaf cutouts Paper plates Put a small amount of shaving cream into the bottom of your tray. Then drip…

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Squirrel Tail Free Printable

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Squirrels are an interesting and accessible animal that children enjoy talking about and learning about. Give them the chance to act like a squirrel by printing this squirrel tail template and letting them color it. Once it’s colored, punch a hole in the top, string some yarn through the hole…

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Nature Books for Kids: Leaf Jumpers

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This featured nature book for kids Leaf Jumpers is a picture book written by Carole Gerber. Leaf Jumpers is a fun story for kiddos ages 3-7 about children’s connection with leaves in the fall. My Experience with Leaf Jumpers I have used this featured nature book for kids for a story hour. We…

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Outdoor Education: Mushrooms for Tots

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Recently I ran a hike for early childhood children of 6 months to 3 years of age that was focused around mushrooms. Our forests this fall have been sprouting with all sorts of wonderful mushrooms and I knew I had to take advantage of it. The tricky part with mushrooms…

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Nature Crafts for Kids: Squirrel Feeder

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For a recent story hour, Squirrel’s Fall Search, we created this nature craft for kids, the squirrel feeder. It is a process craft that allows kids to work on fine motor control. To create this craft you will need: Yarn and scissors Fruit loops or the off-brand version Masking tape To…

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Outdoor Education: Fossils

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Fossils are an interesting and fun topic to teach children. The Next Generation Science standards have 3rd graders analyzing and interpreting data from fossils in order to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived a long time ago (3-LS4-1). As part of my job I…

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Nature Books for Kids: Squirrel’s Fall Search

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This featured nature book for kids Squirrel’s Fall Search is a picture book written by Anita Loughrey. Squirrel’s Fall Search is a fun introduction for kids 4-6 on the behavior change squirrels exhibit when fall comes. My Experience with Squirrel’s Fall Search I have used this featured nature book for kids for a story…

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Potty Training Toddlers on the Go

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Potty training toddlers can be incredibly intimidating especially when you have to travel! Use this potty training hack to make potty training on the go easy! All you need are disposable diaper bags and your potty training potty. To begin put one of the disposable diaper bags into the cup of…

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Sunday Snippet: Loading Logs

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We recently spent time helping our little one’s great grandpa with chores around the house. For being in his late eighties he doesn’t ask for a lot of help, so, when he does, we hop right to it. This time he asked that we help stack the ash trees that…

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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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