Seasonal nature study calendar

This nature study calendar is a beautiful math and art project that lets you follow the changes of the year, learning about the seasons and observing the natural world.

seasonal nature study calendar :: easy homemade calendar for kids, great for learning about the seasons, nature study unit, combining art and science

Seasonal nature study calendar

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Winter wonderland imaginary play

Turn a simple cardboard box into a fabulous Winter Wonderland for lots of creative imaginary play and storytelling.

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Wax crayon water paint frosty pictures

Here’s a super art technique to try with kids that’s just right for winter months: wax crayon water paint frosty pictures.

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Resolutions with kids :: Word of the Year

Are you making resolutions with your children this new year? I love the energy that crackles at this time of year. All the hopes and dreams and possibilities. By nature I’m a planner and a list maker so I love to start the new year with a resolution of some kind. In the past we’ve made a wish tree and wishing wands but today we decided to try something different. Combining art with good intentions we created our Words of the Year..


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Make a wish tree with New Year fairies

A lovely New Year craft fir kids - make a fairy wish tree
Are you making new year’s resolutions with your children? We always do and I have lists of the girls’ plans going back a few years now. It’s lovely to look back and see what they were aiming for each time – learning to swim, riding a bike without stabilisers, learning to fly (still working on that one!). This year we have some New Year fairies who are helping us with our wishes – not just plans for ourselves but also wishes we’re making for friends and family and even wishes we’re sending out into the universe for those we don’t know. Here’s how we made our New Year fairies and how our wish tree works. Read more »