Reuniting Kids w/ Nature

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Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Snow Flakes

MATERIALS: Square pieces of paper (recycled, new, plain or with a pattern, any color you like), scissors TIME FRAME: 15 - 60 minutes PROCEDURE: Fold your paper diagonally to create a triangle Fold your paper in half to create a smaller triangle (make sure your two pointy corners meet) Fold your triangle in half one more time to create an…

Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Build a Volcano

MATERIALS: A small plastic or paper cup, clay, vinegar, baking soda, flour, a cookie sheet, two measuring cups, measuring spoons, red food coloring (optional) TIME FRAME: 30 - 60 minutes PROCEDURE: Place your cup on your cookie sheet Using your clay, create your volcano over the cup remembering to leave the opening open so your volcano can explode later! Once…

Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Recycled Egg Shells

MATERIALS: empty egg shells, a paper bag (like the ones used for sack lunches), a cookie sheet, garden gloves TIME FRAME: Minutes each day + 30 minutes process time PROCEDURE: With permission, begin saving your families egg shells after meals. Maybe you can establish a bag for them under the kitchen sink or in the garage? Continue to collect shells…

Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Textured Landscapes

MATERIALS: Construction paper of different colors, natural materials (small sticks, wood chips, leaves, rice, dried peas, dried beans, cotton balls, etc) glue, a paintbrush that can be used to spread your glue, scissors, a pencil TIME FRAME: 1 - 3 hours (can be broken up into several time periods) PROCEDURE: Decide what type of landscape you would like to create;…

Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Long Term Living Observation

MATERIALS: Weather appropriate clothing. A magnifying glass, your nature journal or a camera (all optional) TIME FRAME: A few minutes each day for several days, weeks or months PROCEDURE: While outside, find a spider, other insect or bird and observe it for as long as possible. Does it move? How long do you think you can observe it for? What…

Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Living Observation

MATERIALS: Weather appropriate clothing. A magnifying glass, your nature journal or a camera (all optional) TIME FRAME: 15 - 60 minutes PROCEDURE: While outside, find an insect and follow it on it’s path. Where is it going? Where did it come from? Is it alone or followed by friends? Is it carrying anything? Do your best to not disturb the…

Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – 3D Flowers

MATERIALS: Construction paper of different colors, glue, scissors TIME FRAME: 30- 60 minutes PROCEDURE: Decide which colors will be for the petals of your flowers and which colors will be for the stems and leaves. Keep one sheet of paper whole so you can glue your flowers to it. Cut your petals and leaves into elongated football shapes. Cut long…