Click to join Wings, Worms, and Wonder through the inspiration of David Attenborough. Pledge allegiance to the world by voting with our ballots and dollars.

Focused Distraction: A Life On Our Planet

  A highly focused distraction may seem like an oxymoron, but right now the benefits of a focused pursuit is a healthy distraction from the past 9 months and the upcoming 4 weeks (in the states anyway).   Now I’m not saying ignore the civic responsibilities. We all have to fight tooth and nail against

It's Wonder Wednesday! Let's draw shadow portraits! Click to get your Wings, Worms, and Wonder activity plan!

Wonder Wednesday 98: Shadow Portraits

It’s Wonder Wednesday and as we breeze into fall, the shadows are falling earlier and becoming longer as the sun travels to its winter resting place in the southern sky. (Up here in the northern hemisphere anyway.)  This is a great time of year to draw shadow portraits!   Shadows on leaves are particularly dreamy

Join Wings, Worms, and Wonder on a studio visit! Artist's studios are like peeks into their minds. I am very happy to introduce you to octogenarian painter Gary Mahan. Click to join me in his studio!

Studio Visit With Gary Mahan!

  This week, let’s take a studio visit! Artist’s studios are like peeks into their minds. You not only get to see art work in many stages, perhaps even more interesting you get to see all the fun little things that inspire their art and which tell the stories of their lives.     The

We're making self care Summer Solstice crowns for the celebrations of life and love. Click for this Wings, Worms, and Wonder's Wonder Wednesday 95 activity!

Wonder Wednesday 95: Solstice Flora Crowns

  During these weeks of quarantine and social action, we are growing as individuals and communities. Growing is great, but can also be uncomfortable and stressful – which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It just means that we need to stay balanced with moments of rest and care for ourselves and communities.   “Take a break…you gotta take

Kick off International Nature Journaling Week with a nature journal prompt snapper! Click for the Wings, Worms, and Wonder project and template!

Wonder Wednesday 95: Nature Journal Prompt Snapper

  June 1-7 is International Nature Journaling Week. To be ready, this Wonder Wednesday 95 we’re making a super fun retro- inspired prompt snapper game project! But before we get to our project, what is International Nature Journaling Week and how can you get  involved?       Regardless of age or experience with art, nature, and

Make your own wild violet syrup in this week's Wonder Wednesday 94 activity! Click to get the Wings, Worms, and Wonder recipe!

Wonder Wednesday 94: Violet Syrup

  Wild violets abound in many places this time of year. Some see them as persistent weeds, while others see them as medicine, and still others simply enjoy their cheerful spring purples and greens after gray and brown winter.   This is the “common violet,” Viola sororia. It is native to the mid and eastern

Create the ultimate Wonder Wednesday spring cake from dandelion flowers! Click for the Wings, Worms, and Wonder recipe to celebrate the cheerful dandelion!

Wonder Wednesday 93: Dandelion Cake

  Dandelions – people love them or hate them it seems. Personally, I love them in all ways, shapes, and forms. They’re cheerful, tough, fun, nutritious (for humans and animals), medicinal, and effortless to grow. A plant that’s pretty, tasty, low maintenance, and is a toy for making wishes? Sounds good to me!    

Grow a tiny quarantine garden this Wonder Wednesday 92 with pretty cup sleeves in 4 easy Wings, Worms, and Wonder steps!

Wonder Wednesday 92: 4 Step Flower Pot

  It’s a double activity month! Since so many of us are staying home, I thought hey, I’ll share some of the things I’ve been doing to stay creatively engaged with nature with 2 activities this month- and flowers are a big part of that! Plus, it’s kids gardening month, so this activity fits great with that

Wonder in the Weird: Free activities to creatively nature connect while slowing down

Wonder in the Weird: Nature Journaling Week, Free Online Classes & More!

  To help spark our senses of wonder in all this weirdness, I’ve made more online classes free for the next month – on top of all the ones that are already free! I figured there’s no better way to relax than by creatively connecting with nature – for both big and little hands! So why not get creative

Let's nature journal in early childhood! Click for a post chock full of activities to get children under 6 creatively connecting with nature the Wings, Worms, and Wonder way!

Wonder Wednesday 90: Early Childhood Nature Journling

  It’s Montessori Education Week! So to celebrate, this Wonder Wednesday activity is adapted from my book Wonder & Wander: An Early Childhood Nature Connection Guide. And of course what more favorite topic to focus on than nature journaling!     I first began nature journaling with children in my own Montessori classroom, so I