Squirrel Tail Free Printable

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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Sunday Snippet: Apple Adventure

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 Books for Kids: Mud

This featured nature book for kids Mud is a picture book written by Mary Lyn Ray. Mud is a short and fun story for children ages 4-7. This book is a turn-of-the-season book showing the effects winter melt has on the beginning of spring. My Experience with Mud I have used this featured nature book…

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Sunday Snippet: Preparing our Plot

At our new apartment complex they have two sets of community gardens that occupants can rent and plant;  we have definitely taken advantage of this amenity not having had a garden so far in our marriage. This Sunday was the first day that we could work on our garden plot and…

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DIY Felt Weather Board

Our squirt has been obsessed with weather since she was about 6 months old and watched her first thunderstorm (she also needs to know what is blocking her beloved moon on cloudy days!). In order to encourage her intrigue with this phenomenon I have been working on putting together a…

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Weather Board Free Printable

Weather is an inherently interesting phenomenon for many children. Help your kiddo keep track of the weather with this free weather board printable. You can either print out the color copy and have you child cut and paste appropriately or you can print out the black and white copy and…

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Frogging for the Family

Some of the most popular programs that we offer at the nature center are programs revolving around catching frogs. Everyone has a story about how they went out with their brother or sister, their mom or dad, or even their neighborhood friends catching frogs in the local creek or vernal…

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Sunday Snippet: A Stormy Solution

With April right around the corner our spring rains have begun. With these rains often come thunderstorms; a dog and toddler’s worst nightmare. Fate would have it that the thunder had to sound when our little squirts was calmly drifting off to sleep completely jerking her awake. Not remembering the…

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Uncle Milton Moon In My Room Review

For Christmas my husband and I bought our moon child Uncle Milton – Moon In My Room. After reading several conflicting reviews we thought we’d give it a try. It seemed like a low-stress investment at only $20 on sale on Amazon when we bought it (we later found it…

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