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At Home with Nature: Nest Building (Ages 2-5)

Children can have lots of fun mimicking the creativity of birds and building with natural objects! You’ll need: A nature space to find building materials and an “egg” (a stone, pinecone, or other egg-shaped read more …

At Home with Nature: Fishing the Old Fashioned Way (Ages 5-12)

Pretend fishing is a fun way to get children outside and practicing their concentration. Younger children may need supervision and help to make sure they are playing safely and having fun. Materials needed: Stick, yarn or read more …

At Home with Nature: Phenology Journal (All Ages)

Spring brings fresh changes outside, making it the perfect time to look at phenology, the study of seasonal changes in nature. You’ll need: A journal, a pencil, and a spot outdoors you can return to read more …

At Home with Nature: Nature Weaving (Ages 5-12)

You’ll need: Cardboard, scissors, tape, and yarn. Children may need help making their loom.

Optional extras: Markers to decorate the loom.

 

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The Power of Hmmm

Posted on: August 24, 2016
Tags: Playscape, Nature, Kids, Play, Child directed play
By Anne Horne, Trailside Experience Coordinator “Mommy, will you play with me”?  In my house, this request is common and it used to be followed by a quiet pause from me. It wasn’t that I didn’t like playing with my children, read more …