Learn With Nature: Fun Activities For Kids

Getting out in nature is a wonderful way for kids to learn! Today I am sharing great ways you can get your kids learning while you spend time outdoors. Each of the photos below links to a post about kids learning through nature! Collect, sort, graph, and count leaves. Deceptively Educational did this with fall […]

Outdoor Math Activities for Kids

I am always writing about how important getting out in nature is if you want your kids to enjoy math (see this post and this post, for example), so today I am writing about some great outdoor math activities for kids! These are all simple and fun ideas – no special tools or advance planning […]

After School Learning for Kids: Build a Nest

We thoroughly enjoyed watching this Bewick’s Wren (if my bird identification skills are correct) build a nest in the bird house we have on our little patio this past week! Unfortunately, it disappeared partway through the week, so I’m wondering if it decided that my kids were a little loud. It also kept trying to […]

Biology for Kids: An Afternoon with a Ladybug

The kids found our first ladybug of the year yesterday afternoon while we were out on a walk. They brought it home along with some rocks and clover that they used to build a little ladybug habitat. Then they spent a long time watching their ladybug crawl around – biology for kids at its finest! […]

Teaching Kids about Nature in an Urban Environment

When we moved from Massachusetts to California, we trading in our unbelievable half acre backing up onto woods yard for a concrete patio. It has been a big adjustment, and one of the ways the kids and I are coping is by starting a new tradition. Every Friday, we go find some open space where […]