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Category Archives: Nature Activities

Apple Adventure For Fun and Learning

A friend of ours has an apple tree and the apples are ready to be picked. She invited us over to pick some and it was a highlight of the day. There was lots of science and nature, and it seems quite magical that a little tiny seed can grow into a big tree with more apples. Experiences like these are not possible for every family, but you may have different ones. So much learning can happen for kids in any adventure.Continue Reading

Nature Helps Kids Get Ready For Kindergarten and Life

When it comes to ways to help children get ready to go to kindergarten, you may be thinking about letters and numbers, but how about time in nature? This quote from the Center for Families, Communities, Schools and Children’s Learning explains why: “Children learn best through their everyday experiences with the people they love and trust, and when the learning is fun. And the best place for these experiences is outdoors, in the natural world.”Continue Reading

What Makes Summer Magical for Kids? Camping Outside

This holiday weekend will be the first camping trip of the summer for many families, and for kids, another adventure in the great outdoors. Nature is one giant playground and kids get to spend from early morning until late evening outside having fun. Did you know that some amazing early learning and development comes withContinue Reading

Olaf Explores Summer: Fun and Learning in Nature

What better way could there be to celebrate the first day of summer than some time outdoors in nature? Olaf agrees too. For those of you who haven’t seen the movie Frozen, Olaf is a walking, talking snowman who dreams about summer.  He not only dreams, he also sings and dances around just thinking aboutContinue Reading

What Makes Childhood Magical? Part 4: Nature

If you were writing a recipe for a magical formula for childhood, what would you include? How about a heaping dose of NATURE? Formula For A Magical Childhood Needs Nature No matter where we go in the world, there will be Nature. Regardless of our age, we are all part of nature and to children,Continue Reading

Taking a “Hello-Walk” to Connect with Nature on Earth Day

There will be a tremendous range of activities all over for Earth Day. Have you and your child ever gone on a “hello-walk” in your neighborhood? While one of the most simple things to do is to go for a walk, it’s one of the most special because we get to say hello to everythingContinue Reading

Kindergarten Readiness Triple Play: Spring, Easter, Nature

What could be more awesome than an activity which combines spring, Easter and nature? This triple play has lots of kindergarten readiness fun and learning and appeals to kids of practically any age. There are so many tremendous and creative ideas in the early childhood community.This activity is called Reverse Easter Egg Hunting by Crystal,Continue Reading

Spring Comes Around and So Does Learning

The first day of spring is sort of like New Year’s. It’s the beginning of something new with early shoots peeking above the ground. Many animal babies are born in the spring too. In a way did you know that early learning is like the seasons? Whenever we learn something, there is new growth. ForContinue Reading

Play in the World’s Biggest Playground

Would your family be excited to know that all of you could play in the world’s biggest playground? You could even go today and invite your friends. It’s called “Outside in Nature.” For today’s play-of-the-day, I interviewed (by email) Jill Collins from the website On the Beaten Path. 1. Jill, your family spends time outsideContinue Reading

Hearts Love Time in Nature

While scrolling thru all the inspirations yesterday, I saw this one that seemed perfect for today’s kindergarten readiness fun and learning play-of-the-day and explains why hearts love time in nature. “The earth’s magnetic resonances vibrate at the same frequency as human heart rhythms and brainwaves.” (Erik Bucci, A Change of Heart Changes Everything, OracleTalk.com) WhenContinue Reading

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