Painted sticks. What a great summertime project for kids. I can picture several of these on a wall, either grouped into an abstract design or formed into a frame around a picture. Could also use the sticks to spell out the child's name. Ideas are limitless.

DIY Kids Boho's & Indians Boredom Buster that also helps kids be in nature! Painted Sticks Craft - DIY Inspiration - Nature Crafts for Kids

Leaf rubbing

Fall activity: Leaf rubbings -use painters tape to stick a big strip of butchers block paper to the floor, position leaves with the veins facing up, then roll over another layer of the butcher block paper and tape that down too.

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

Shadow play is an extension on light investigations that is encouraged in Reggio Emilia. This shadow of a tree is exploring the natural world

Flower painting

use flower heads or leaves of different shapes as stamps to make cool watercolor style abstract flower print shapes on card , paper and fabric- great for all sorts of art and crafts

Every positive thought propels you in the right direction. Positivity quotes in my bullet journal. Read my blog post about how I set up my first bullet journal.

Draw arrows in a circle.make a starburst pattern.the right direction is anywhere but there .don't believe it's the right direction for everyone. who says the "right" direction is the same direction for everyone

leaf threading land art

Richard Shilling on Land Art for Kids

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!

Arranging a few bricks on top of each other makes a simple bug house within minutes. The voids in between each area can be filled with old stems, twigs and other pruning so collected from the garden. Bug hotel made from bricks and bamboo - © Lee Avison/GAP Photos

Arranging a few old bricks on top of each other makes a simple insect house within minutes. The voids in each layer can be filled with old stems, twigs and other prunings collected from the garden. Bug hotel made from bricks and bamboo - © Lee Avison/GAP

Creepy Crawly Towers My other dream house

How to make a mini wildlife stack for your garden

Building a bug hotel or wildlife stack in your garden is a great way to attract beneficial insects and wildlife into your garden such as ladybirds, bumble bees, butterflies, frogs & toads. This will help to create a more diverse range of wildlife in your garden, help tackle those unwanted bugs in your garden and increase pollination. #homesfornature #diy

Building a bug hotel or wildlife stack in your garden is a great way to attract beneficial insects and wildlife into your garden such as ladybirds, bumble bees, butterflies, frogs & toads. This will help to create a more diverse range of wildlife in your

Make a pinch pot with clay & press in natural materials (",)

Take Ceramics for a NATURE WALK! Textures from nature.ball up the clay and make a pinch pot, use a hump mold or have students press the ball of clay onto their knees and mold into a bowl shape.

fun outdoor craft using all sorts of items from nature! good for exploring nature, fine motor, sensory, and for body awareness activity.

Nature People, a fun outdoor activity to collect things of all sorts found in nature! Good for exploring the surrounding you livd in, fine motor skill, sensory, and body awareness.Give your nature a life and create nature people!

Nature wands or swords are simple to make and great for outdoor play with kids - Laughing Kids Learn

Nature wands for outdoor play

Nature wands for outdoor play - Laughing Kids Learn Nature wands or swords are simple to make and great for outdoor play with kids - Laughing Kids Learn Should you appreciate arts and crafts you'll will love this website!

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