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…

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Nature Crafts for Kids: Scat Pal

For a recent story hour, Track that Scat, we made scat pals. To create this craft you will need: Self-hardening clay Googly eyes Split peas Craft grass Cotton balls Bird seed The children were able to create whatever shaped scat they wanted to and add different components to make it…

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Nature Books for Kids: Track that Scat

This featured nature book for kids Track that Scat is a picture book written by Lisa Morlock. Track that Scat is a silly story for kiddos ages 4-7 about tracking via animal scat and tracks. My Experience with Track that Scat I have used this featured nature book for kids for a story hour…

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Animals Getting Ready for Winter

Beginning in September some birds and some insects start to make their way to their winter homes. Many song birds and waterfowl leave their summer homes due to lack of appropriate food sources. This movement is called migration. Ducks and geese are among the most commonly referred to migrators because…

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