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Butterfly Observations using Chart I have such fond memories of the Buddleia bush in my grandma’s garden. I would sit on the spongy grass in front of it and watch all the different varieties of butterflies visit. Trying to get close to see their beautiful patterns. Do you know that a group of butterflies can […]

Outdoor Butterfly Activities

Symmetry Butterflies Sometimes it’s the simplest activities, the ones we did as children, that we carry with us and do with our own children. There’s a sweet joy in remembering an activity that we did as a child and sharing it with our little ones, don’t you think? Well I remember doing this activity many […]

Butterfly Indoor Activities

Nature Journal Ideas using the cards Nature journaling doesn’t need to be just one way. Children can bring their creativity to the experience. We can think of nature journaling as a record of our growing relationship with nature. That relationship isn’t just about learning facts and names. It can also be about how we feel […]

Outdoor Flower Activity Ideas

Bulb stages concertina We have a spring bulb concertina which shows the different stages of a spring flower. You can have fun making your own too. Cut a piece of paper in half lengthways. Glue or tape the ends together so you have a long strip of paper. Fold the paper concertina style. Now use […]

Indoor Flower Activity Ideas

Did you have a dressing up box when you were little? It is such a wonderful tool for imaginative play because it gives children the opportunity to explore situations, identity, imagination, storytelling and helps them make sense of their world. If you’re thinking of creating a dressing up box, you could consider some of these […]

Storytelling Tools

Stories are everywhere. We tell each other stories, we watch stories on film and tv, we draw stories, we read stories, we post stories on social media. But most of the time we don’t even think about it. Storytelling is an ancient tradition and it’s interesting to see the different ways we do it now. […]

The Storytelling Home

Keep a Bird Journal  As you learn about birds you may wish to keep a journal together, or one each. Our Field Guide to Birds has a printable journal, or you can make your own. You can make a journal by simply folding pages of paper in half and attaching them with an elastic band, […]

Birds Outdoor Activities

Nature walks are really just time spent in nature, exploring, investigating, relaxing, watching, playing, making, noticing, reflecting, studying…just being in nature! It’s important that we give ourselves and children time in nature. It’s important because nature provides us with many, many things.Being in nature: Connects us with the seasons. Helps us understand where our food […]

Nature Walks

Bird Invitation To Play Set up an invitation to play with a bird theme. The idea is that your child will be able to come to the activity as they please, and that there is an open amount of possibilities of what they can do, rather than a right or wrong way of doing the […]

Birds Indoor Activities

Nature can teach us some of life’s biggest lessons! When we spend time with nature (and nature is all around us) and pay attention, study, observe, we learn things about the world. We begin to understand the interconnection of all. We begin to learn that we are not alone, but a part of something much […]

Learning About Leaves