Kids thrive then they spend time outdoors! Use these tips to have a great hiking experience with kids - making memories and building family relationships. I would never describe myself as an "outdoorsy" girl, but I genuinely enjoy hiking with my kids. It's one of those parenting things that has really caught me by surprised. This past summer, I even took the four kids … [Read more...] about How to Have a Great Hiking Experience with Kids
Tips for planting a container garden - what type of garden to set up, and plants you might want to try when working with kids. I spent my early childhood living on a farm. I'm raising city kids, but I want them to have a tiny taste of farm life, especially the incredible flavor of home grown food. We always had a couple of big container gardens in our house in … [Read more...] about How to Plant a Container Garden with Kids
What's the weather like where you live? Young scientists will love graphing the weather using these easy weather tracking printables for preschoolers that you can print for free. I also offer a weather unit study in my Teachers Pay Teachers store. Today, it was warm enough where we live to be outside in a t-shirt. Yesterday you definitely needed a jacket, and the day … [Read more...] about Easy Weather Tracking Printables For Preschool Scientists – Free!
This summer we spent a month living in Edinburgh. While there, the four kids and I climbed Arthur's Seat. It was a highlight of the trip, in spite of rain and the fact that it is a pretty tough climb for a 3-year-old! Here are my top tips for hiking Arthur's Seat with kids. Set in the center of the city, Arthur's Seat is the peak of a group of small mountains that form … [Read more...] about How to Climb Arthur’s Seat with Kids
My children choose to read math books and study the pros and cons of the current presidential election candidates in their free time. Getting them to play outside - especially for an extended period - can be a challenge. This is especially true since our current outdoor space at home is a concrete patio. I have learned that, if I can get them outside thinking creatively, they … [Read more...] about Creative Nature Design Challenge for Children: What Can You Make with Nature?