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Montessori Foundation Webcast: Bringing Nature from Home to School

  Today 2/13, at 1pm est, I’m live on the Montessori Foundation Tuesday Webcast talking Bringing Nature from Home to School in the Elementary Years!   This talk is the 4th I’ve done in their program “Montessori Family Life: A Series of Weekly Talks For Parents Tuesdays at 1 PM” It’s a short 30 chat

Learn to draw and color northern cardinals step by step! Connect with nature through creativity every day with Wings, Worms, and Wonder!

Wonder Wednesday 65: Draw Cute Winter Cardinals step by step

  I think cardinals are totally adorable. Their pointy head feathers look like funny hats and I love how they mate for life. Did you know they even keep tabs on their partner during the day with little call and response "chip, chip" noises all around the yard. The Northern Cardinal has a huge year round North

This Wonder Wednesday 64 activity completes the Winter Solstice Adventure series! Click to head out into the trees to brew your own evergreen solstice tea!

Wonder Wednesday 64: Evergreen Solstice Tea!

  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

The Winter Solstice is December 21, how will you celebrate? Click for 7 ideas to creatively connect with nature this solstice!

7 Ways to Celebrate Winter Solstice!

  The Winter Solstice is next week, December 21 in the northern hemisphere, how will you celebrate? Not sure? Haven’t thought a thing about it? Or don’t even know what I’m talking about? Well, here are 7 fun ways to take a break from the holiday hubbub, and creatively connect with nature – and tomorrow,

Happy Wonder Wednesday 63! This time of year we seem to have lots of scrap paper, so why not up-cycle it into seed balls? Click to make your own!

Wonder Wednesday 63: Spread Seed Cheer!

  Happy Wonder Wednesday 63! This time of year we seem to have lots of scrap paper, so why not up-cycle it into seed balls? I’ve been having a blast making these with my young students, and am looking forward to making them with the older ones soon. There are so many possibilities for variations

Welcome to week 3 of the Explore Color with Wings color theory series! Click to check out Seasonal palettes of color theory and make your own seasonal palette project!

Explore Color with Wings: Part 3 Seasonal Palettes

  It’s part 3 of our Exploring color series and this week we’re looking at the palettes that make up seasonal moods and feelings. Throughout the year, color affects us in obvious and subtle ways – the pinks and yellow of spring, the rich greens of summer, the reds and golds of fall, and the blue

How will you keep nature and creativity in front of the holiday rush? Click to discover 4 November nature art challenges to keep you creatively connecting!

A Little Art and A Little Nature Everyday: 4 Challenges

  It’s the last day of October, and starting tomorrow life will shift into full speed holiday mode. When this time of year hits, time for nature and art can be a great release from the rush. And when we think we don’t have the time is when we need it more! I planned to offer you an art challenge of

Fall is a great time to celebrate apples so Click for 5 ideas for fall apple centered creative nature connection fun with Wings, Worms, and Wonder!

5 Ways to Fall for Apples!

    One of my favorite things about fall is apple picking. I can’t do it in Florida, but the rare times I’m in Virginia in fall, I definitely take full eating advantage of all the fresh apples! I can’t even eat apples from the store other times of year because the fresh Virginia apples

When you hear the term fractal patterns, what do you think of? Click to Learn more about the ways humans unconsciously intuit fractals inherent in art and nature in this blog post!

Patterns and Pollock

  When you hear the term fractal patterns, what do you think of? Me, I think of scruffy Deadhead kids in my college art school dorm spacing out to VHS tapes of swirling shapes, while their minds entered “alternate dimensions” we’ll say. But actually there is a much more interesting side to fractals. They are found in spectacular

o honor this Wonder Wednesday 60 post milestone, here's a "remember the good times" compilation of some of my favorite activities for you. Click to enjoy this compilation of Wonder Wednesday inspiration and fun!

Wonder Wednesday 60: Remember the Good Times!

  Happy 5 year anniversary of Wonder Wednesday! I can hardly believe this is the 60th activity! We’ve had some great creative nature connection fun over the past 5 years!   To honor this milestone, I thought I’d do a “remember the good times” compilation of some of my favorite activities for you. — Just