Reuniting Kids w/ Nature

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Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Visit a Community Garden

Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Visit a Community Garden

MATERIALS:  Directions to the nearest Community Garden, your Nature Journal or a notebook with your questions/so you can take notes, a camera. TIME FRAME: 1-2 hours PROCEDURE: Research Community Gardens in your area. Find out if they have specific tour dates when volunteers might be available to talk to you and answer any questions you have. If so, schedule a…
Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Squash & Tomato Bake

Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Squash & Tomato Bake

INGREDIENTS: Tomatoes, squash or zucchini, potatoes, tofu (organic and optional), basil, olive oil, salt and pepper.  You will also need a pan (a lasagna pan works perfectly), and some foil. TIME FRAME: 20 minutes prep + 60 minutes to bake PROCEDURE: Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle a bit of olive oil in the bottom of your pan. Then,…

Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Weather Chart

MATERIALS: Construction paper (2 pieces), recycled paper, glue, tape or a stapler, markers, crayons or colored pencilsTIME FRAME: 60 minutes + a few minutes each dayPROCEDURE:Start by folding your two pieces of construction paper and folding them into quarters lengthwise (fold in half, then fold in half again).  These will become the columns where you will chart each type of weather.Next, take…
Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Nature Walk

Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Nature Walk

"Time in nature is not leisure time; it's an essential investment in our children's health (and also, by the way, in our own)."~Richard Louv, Last child in the WoodsMATERIALS: Wear weather appropriate clothing, bring a water bottle, and a small snack and any other tools that might help you explore.TIME FRAME: As long as is possible.PROCEDURE:Simply walk in nature...Listen to the…
Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Bird Feeders

Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Bird Feeders

SourceMATERIALS:Natural materials (pine cones or sticks) or an empty, plastic water bottle, etc, peanut butter, bird seed, a butter knife, string, scissorsTIME FRAME:15 - 60 minutesPROCEDURE:This activity can get very messy!  If it can be done  outside, perfect!  If not, be sure to do it on top of a table cloth that can get dirty!Gather up the materials you will…
Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Frog Life Cycle Mobile

Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Frog Life Cycle Mobile

Source   MATERIALS:  A sturdy paper plate, paper, crayons or markers, scissors, yarn or string, a stapler or tape TIME FRAME:  30 - 60 minutes PROCEDURE: Draw a spiral on your paper plate and cut along the line you drew Decorate your paper plate however you like using your crayons or markers On your piece of paper, draw and cut…

Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Self Appreciation Caterpillars

MATERIALS: Construction paper (different colors), scissors, glue or a stapler, markers or crayonsTIME FRAME: 15 - 60 minutesPROCEDURE:Begin by cutting out several circles of the same size  (8-10 is a good start) from different colors of construction paperNext, think about the qualities in yourself that you like about yourself (Do you have a fun laugh?  Are you good at Math?  Are you…