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Bring Nature Home: Part 15

Bring Nature Home: Part 15

For our last week of Bring Nature Home we want to celebrate pollinators! Often small and overlooked, these insects, birds, and other animals are responsible for keeping nature as lush and diverse as it is. Without them many plants wouldn’t exist and at least a third of the food you eat would not be here either. So to celebrate National Pollinators Week we want you to go look at some flowers and see what lands on them. You would be surprised by the diversity of the insects and beetles you will see. Download and print this Game to learn about...

Bring Nature Home: Part 14

Bring Nature Home: Part 14

We hope everyone has had a chance to get outside, safely of course, and enjoy the past week. The beautiful weather, sunny skies, birds chirping, and nature blooming around us has been soothing and restorative. This week lets practice using our senses and growing our vocabulary and descriptive skills with a touch table. This is a go to activity for small children. It gets them active to collect the items, gets them curious as they study each item while practicing fine motor skills, and gets them learning new words in the context of a sensory experience they will remember. Download...

Bringing Nature Home: Part 13

Bringing Nature Home: Part 13

Exploring animals through movement is a great way to keep kids active while exposing them to science terms and information. Learning about animals through moving their whole bodies will help kids retain the information better and have fun while doing it so they want to learn more. This week find some space inside or outside to create an Animal Obstacle Course. You can print out our ideas for animals and their movements but we encourage you to brainstorm with your kids and get creative. Our list is only a starting point. Use everyday objects like chairs and tables or benches...