Summer Science Underwater Viewer

Summer days are a perfect time to take your children to a nearby pond or stream. Children love to wade in the water and explore the shoreline. We came across an old story book last week at our cottage.  The author suggested making a water kaleidoscope for underwater viewing.  The children and I decided to…
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DIY Parachute Toy

I was digging in an old box the other day and came across parachute man!  I made several of these toys one year teaching a summer program at a Waldorf school.  These little parachutes were great outdoor toys. The children experimented with them and held parachute races.  They timed the parachute falls and worked to…
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Balloon Rockets! Quick and Easy for All Ages

Are you looking for a simple activity for your school age children this summer?  Do you also need the activity to be engaging for younger children? Balloon rockets are great for a rainy day or an exciting outdoor activity.  I saw this idea on Pinterest a while ago and decided to give it a try.…
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Mother’s Day Twig Vase

What mother doesn’t like flowers?  I bought some Morning Glory climbing vine flower seeds for the children to plant.  We planted them inside in cups a few weeks before Mother’s Day.  The kids had a great time watering them every few days and waiting for the first sprout to appear. I find these seeds hardy…
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Bird Snacks & Kid Snacks

This week our homeschool club decided to go for a nature walk and feed the birds. The day before the walk we made three different types of bird snacks to hang on the trees along the nature trail.  One with bread; one with peanut butter; and one with oranges. As we prepared the snacks for…
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Preschool Science-Nature Ice Sculpture Craft

My daycare children and I made our own ice block sculptures this week. It was easy and fun for everyone. We went for a winter wonderland walk and collected some items from nature.  We examined each item and talked about the different colours, textures and shapes. Our recycle bin provided some empty yogurt tubs that…
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November Nature Table: Squirrel Song, Game and Craft

It’s November and the weather is getting colder outside.  We have changed our nature table to reflect the shift in the weather.  Our nature table shows a squirrel and his winter stump home.  We are learning about different animals and how they prepare for the upcoming winter months.  The children have been singing this song…
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