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Alphabet Hunt

This idea was one I used years ago when my now teenaged son was small. He was learning symbol recognition and on a walk through a garden pointed to an A shaped trellis and started saying, “a, a, a, a, a.” It was very exciting and got me motivated to try more. As ...

How old is that tree?

Today’s activity is a good one to get children thinking about the age of things in nature. How long does it take a tree to grow as tall as a house? It is well known that trees lay down a layer growth every year and that if you cut a tree down you can count the growth r ...

Nature Weaving Loom

Remember when we learned how to make square lashings and used that skill to make gorgeous stick picture frames? Well, we are going to use that skill again today to create a weaving loom. If you did not make the picture frames or have forgotten how, head over to that post and ...