Activities: How Old is That Tree? Children learn how to estimate age of living tree.

How Old is That Tree?

Try this simple activity with your child to guesstimate the age of a tree in your yard and nurture the developing math skills. Remember: every tree grows at a different rate, check the average growth rate of the tree rings too and compare.

Creating Forest Faces & Mud Monsters from TheBoyAndMe (",)

Creating Wild Art: Forest Faces

Creating Wild Art: Forest Faces, Mud Monsters, whatever you want to call them! A cute nature craft to personalize your backyard.

How to make a journey stick with children on a nature walk: a great activity for children to learn about nature and their environment.

Nature Craft: making a journey stick

Memento Stick~Tutorial how to make a journey stick with children on a nature walk: a great activity for children to learn about nature and their environment.

Retelling. Create several story baskets and take turns. Sun Hats & Wellie Boots: Creating a Story Tree with Story Baskets

Create several story baskets and take turns. Sun Hats Wellie Boots: Creating a Story Tree with Story Baskets


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LAND ART. Leves from 47 dirfferent tress. Fabulous artsy poroect with kids as well.

Richard Shilling on Land Art for Kids what a great idea for outside leaf/nature sculptures. make sure to watch an andy goldsworthy documentary too! Should you appreciate arts and crafts you really will really like this site!

Preserving A Spider Web: How to

Put real spiderwebs on paper. preserve a spiderweb on paper to explore/look at. or put the black paper behind it so it can be seen in detail and then take a picture so you don't have to destroy the spider's web.

Brushes from nature! Because why not?

Stick Craft: Nature Paintbrushes Stick Craft: Nature Paint Brushes :: nature craft :: outdoor art project Really want great ideas on arts and crafts?

Low cost natural elements added to a basic Tarmac play space this could be what we need Playground Build & Design | Natural Child Play | Earth Wrights Ltd

Low cost natural elements added to a basic Tarmac play space - Playground Build & Design

so simple and yet so effective

Kids : Kids can engage with Nature, get creative and develop their motor skills with this all natural leaf threading activity.

Nature and shadow- what if we take out the paints & paint in the lines….?…

DIY Drawing and tracing using shadows: great craft/art for kids too. "Nature and shadow- what if we take out the paints and paint in the lines…."… great idea for tracing. Take a quick pic then don't have to worry about sun changing places.

{natural clay tree sculptures} What a great way to make a nature collection into a piece of art.

Clay sculptures at the Just So festival

A fantastic outdoor art idea that makes great use of loose parts found in a forest: clay faces on tree trunks! Links to lots of outdoor and craft ideas :)

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