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Wonder Wednesday 99: A Nature Inspired Yoga Class

  This month we’ve been exploring the duality of focus and distraction and the roles they play in our creative lives. Having a stocked tool belt  to draw from when we need sensory integration support, physical and psychological peace amidst turmoil, or to just get something done is key. It helps us more consistently feel calm,

Explore the world of Wings, Worms, and Wonder! Click for books, supplies, lessons, and resources for all your outdoor teaching needs!

Wonder Wednesday 97: Top 3 Outdoor Teaching Tips

  The end  of the 2019/20 and the beginning of the 2020/21 school years have been unique to say the least! As teachers, schools, students, and parents adapt to new ways of learning and educating to keep our communities safe and healthy, there’s one wheel we don’t have to reinvent – outdoor learning! And I

Ally is a Verb: An offering by Wings, Worms, and Wonder for white people to begin to be better allies in nature and beyond!

Ally is a Verb: An offering

  This week’s post is different. This spring and this past week have been different. The past week’s events have made us cry, fight, hug, break apart, and come together in ways unseen in my lifetime. For this I am on some accounts thankful, and on others a whole other range of emotions I know

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

For Wonder Wednesday 91 activity, I figured people could use a bit of stress relief. Click for a guided deep relaxation a la Wings, Worms, and Wonder style!

Wonder Wednesday 91: Guided Deep Relaxation

  Well, what a week. & That’s all I’ll say about that! So this month, for our Wonder Wednesday 91 activity, I figured people could use a bit of serious stress relief. So I’ve recorded a guided deep relaxation for y’all. Sure it’s something to do, among all the great zillions of things coming at

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

See the sublime beauty of severe weather the Wings, Worms, and Wonder way! Click to get your Wonder Wednesday activity recipe for tasty nature danger fun!

Wonder Wednesday 84: Sublime Snacking – A fun recipe for when nature gets scary

What did you think about Schopenhauer’s Sublime? Did it get you considering the nature encounters you’ve had that may have been frightening at the time? Did those encounters exude beauty despite the danger? Do fear inducing nature encounters seem more beautiful when observed through secondary experience – like on a film – or is it the primary experience that

Explore with Wings, Worms, and Wonder Schopenhauer's idea of how frightening aspects of nature can brings sublime awe. Click to hear my rattlesnake story!

Schopenhauer’s Nature: Fear, Beauty, and the Sublime

  Idyllic, picturesque, awe inspiring, sublime. The words running through my head as I gaze upon a pristine natural spring in the forest. Right up until I hear my sister-out-law say, “Y’all!!! I almost just stepped on a pygmy rattlesnake!!!!!” We snap out of, “yay! a weekend getaway at a beautiful spring cabin,” mode and into hyper responsible

Create your own cyanometer and track blue skies throughout the seasons in your nature journal! Click to make your own with Wings, Worms, and Wonder and discover what blue sky wonders reveal themselves to you over time!

Wonder Wednesday 81: Summer Cyanometers

  Summer is on its way, and blue skies abound! So why not make a nature journaling project inspired by them? In all my years of loving all things cyan, I recently discovered the cyanometer. What in the world is that you ask? Great question! It’s a historic device that measures the blue of the

Floral and geometrics combine super powers in the turn-of-the-century art work of Stanisław Wyspiański! Click to learn more and get inspired to make your own clashes with Wings, Worms, and Wonder!

Blending Organic and Geometric: The Art of Stanisław Wyspiański

  Floral and geometrics combine super powers in the turn-of-the-century art work of Stanisław Wyspiański. The turn of the 20th century that is!   Self Portrait, (1869-1907)   Today, the designers and trend forecasters call this blending of organics and geometrics “floral clash,” but this technique is anything but new. A quick search will reveal countless