It’s spring garden time! Even in those places where snow may still be on the ground, gardening is in the forefront of people’s minds. Daffodils are popping up, loquat trees are fruiting, and the March winds are blowing in the April showers. April is a month of many things: Earth Day (4/22), National Poetry
Symmetry is a great topic to creatively explore because of all the opportunities nature offers us! From animals to plants to snowflakes, symmetry and asymmetry abound in our natural world. So in this Wonder Wednesday 77 activity, we’re playing with 3 types of symmetry in our nature journals – reflection, rotational, and point symmetry.
The new Nature Journal Prompt Cards for Children, Edition 2, are here!!!! These cards are seriously so cool I can hardly even believe it. The whole package (deck, box, pamphlet, print and paper quality, color saturation – everything) exceeded my own expectations, and I set high bars for myself! Each Deck Includes: 36 Prompt
Life is nature. Nature is life. Full of cycles and seasons, births, blooms, growth, high tides, storms, struggle, low tides, deaths, but a sunrise always follows a sunset. With every sunrise and moonrise, the cycle begins again. Each day offers get a chance to start fresh and try again. A new day is nature’s do-over.
Did you check out yesterday’s post for 7 ways to celebrate the Winter Solstice? Well, today’s Wonder Wednesday 64 activity completes the Solstice Adventure series! This month we head out into the trees to make evergreen tea! I love all kinds of tea as much as I love chocolate, so I am especially excited
Happy Wonder Wednesday 56! Since this month is National Poetry Month, we’re going to have a little fun with found poetry! Found poems: “take existing texts and refashion them, reorder them, and present them as poems. The literary equivalent of a collage, found poetry is often made from newspaper articles, street signs, graffiti, speeches, letters,
Just hearing the word lavender evokes a sense of relaxation. From the image of purple and green waves blowing in a Provençal breeze, to the smell of a bubble bath, to the taste explosion of so many teas and sweets flavored with the flowers, very few people don’t love this gentle and also powerful herb. (Photo
April is National Poetry Month, so how is your month shaping up so far? Has anyone written any poems or made any poetic observations of their natural world yet? If not, no worries! There is still plenty of time and this post will help get you started! Today we’re taking a look at shape
Today I am very happy to offer you this guest post by contributor Amy Parmelee!! From the backyard to the schoolyard to the neighborhood yard… I think this is a great activity and is easily adapted for school and community learning environments! And Amy even provided pdf printables of her Bio-inventory sheets to get you started!
Travel always brings variables, some more exciting than others. So last week when our connecting flight in Newark home from Norway got delayed, then cancelled, then switched, then delayed again with many signs pointing to being cancelled again, we bailed on it all together and decided to instead keep the fun going and visit friends