Connecting with Nature

Here you will find experiences and discovery involving nature. Nature has the best FREE materials and gets you and your child outdoors. Outdoor play engages the senses and imagination and provides important benefits to children. Let’s get outside!

Try this Birdseed Sensory Bin outside!

15 Earth Day Activities and Crafts

Fall Crow Collages

Coffee Filter Pointillism Butterflies

Miniature Walnut Ornaments: Craftmas 2018

Set up this Invitation to Play: Flower Station to engage your little ones in an unstructured and open-ended activity

9 Fun and Creative Washi Tape Activities

These Nature Shadow Boxes are fun to create and incorporate natural materials into art. Also, see our updated Nature Shadow Boxes Part 2!

Mixed Media Bugs using painted papers and items from nature

Shell Painting Activity

Take those painted shells and make some recycled art with this Water Bottle Fish Mobile

Earth Day/Arbor Day tree painting activity

Top 25 Nature and Earth Day Books for Children

Paper Plate Nature Collages: a simple invitation using wilting flowers

Use found nature items for these Mixed Media Salt Dough Nests

Nature Art: Painting Magnolia Seed Pods

Nature Bundles: 3 Festive Uses During the Holiday Season

Mixed Media Birds Using Upcycled Materials

25 Bird Art Projects and Activities