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Making Mandalas in Nature with Kids

In CRAFTS, OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

I’m so excited to bring you a post today all about making mandalas in nature with kids, submitted by the amazing Doria Lotan. She was born and raised in New York and currently lives in Sweden where she and her husband are “unschooling” their three kids. She has a degree in Philosophy and works as a content writer for a living. You can find her on Instagram (@heartledadventures) and follow along her parenting journey. Fostering…

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Sun Print Paper Nature Art

In CRAFTS

The great solar eclipse of 2017 has passed (it was really cool, wasn’t it?!), but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have some fun experimenting with the sun and it’s powers. If your kids had a chance to view the eclipse, hopefully it sparked a curiosity in them about our solar system, the sun and science. Making nature art using sun print paper is a great way to teach kids about the sun and shadows….

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Nature Kaleidoscope

In CRAFTS

With the solar eclipse coming up next week, the kids and I have been doing a few sun and light related nature crafts and projects. We’ve been talking about where light comes from, what happens when light passes through items and what makes shadows. We’ve experimented with sun paper, made a sundial, pressed wildflowers for suncatchers, made sun tea and traced shadows (posts coming soon (hopefully) on these projects). We also had the chance to…

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DIY painted rock tic tac toe

Painted Tic-Tac-Toe Rocks

In CRAFTS

Tic-Tac-Toe is one of those games that’s easy enough for preschoolers, yet is still competitive enough to entertain older kids and adults. Tic-tac-toe is one of my 4 year-old’s favorite games to play – mainly because it’s fast and quick, so it holds his short attention span and you can play many times in a row before he’s ready to move on to something else. I love tic-tac-toe because I believe it teaches kids a…

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