Big Nature Connections in Small Spaces

Want to create big nature connections but short on outdoor space? Get some great ideas in the post Big Nature Connections in Small Spaces I wrote for the Trillium Montessori blog!! And there’s also a freebie!!!

Wonder Wednesday #28: No Wax Solstice Candles

You won’t believe how easy and fun it is to make your own candles to light the longest night of the year! And they make great gifts for all the other December holidays too!! No Wax Winter Solstice Candles Materials: Vegetable shortening Glass canning jars I use the jelly size. You could use any size you like, even

Winter Nature Journal for Kids

Check out this fun make your own Winter Nature Journal tutorial from a guest post I did for the awesome blog Craftulate! Plus get a link to a Nature Journal Prompt Card downloadable freebie in the post!

Join a Journaling Journey!

Okay, so you know how excited I normally get about nature journaling, right? Well multiply it!! Today, I have some really cool journal inspired possibilities to share with you!! First: I want to VIP invite y’all to check out the How to Art Journal website and join the Journaling Journey! Kiala Givehand, the creator of the

Wonder Wednesday 24: UpCycled Seed Starter Pots

It’s Wonder Wednesday #24!!!! Hooray!! Late August brings daydreams of fall planting  and what better way to get your fall seeds started than with these easy upcycled starter pots. Free for you and good for the earth too! And tomorrow is the official launch of the Wings, Worms, and Wonder Nature Journal Prompt Cards, double hooray!!! Two

Wonder Wednesday 21: Natural Insect Repellent

Happy almost summertime Wonder Wednesday!! School’s out (or nearly out) for summer which = summer bugs. Lightening bugs, cicadas, love bugs, and lady bugs, yes, but the dreaded no-see-ums and mosquitos too. Don’t let those little blood sucking scoundrels keep you from enjoying the garden in the early mornings and evenings! Keep them at bay

Free Download for Teacher Appreciation Day!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day!!!!!!! Teachers you are greatly appreciated for all you do and especially for the extra miles you go each day (and night, and weekends, and summer). You are the main reason I wrote Wings, Worms, and Wonder and write this blog! Since I am no longer in the classroom full time, I

Signs of Spring in a Snowstorm (+ a free download for you!)

It may be February, and even though it doesn’t seem like it, spring gardens are just around the corner! It is time to start planning, designing, and securing funds. Good behind the scenes garden task planning makes for a productive garden, no matter what season it is or how long you have ben gardening. Take

Wonder Wednesday #1! Seed Balls

Welcome to the premier of Wonder Wednesdays! The last Wednesday of each month I will be posting great lessons and activities to get you and the children in your life out into the garden and beyond. These lessons will compliment the ones in my guide and will cover a variety of topics and age ranges.