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Halloween Activities for Kids: 3 Magical Potions to Concoct!

Introduction It’s officially spooky season, and I’ve been looking for some great Halloween activities for kids for the past month (because I’m a crazy person)! With a lot of our typical Halloween activities being cancelled, it seemed even more necessary to fill in the blanks with some of our own festivities this year. One my …

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Preschool Activities: Easy Ways to Teach 8 Concepts with Nature

Fall is in the air and kids are heading back to school! Or possibly heading to school for the first time if you have a preschooler like me. I had been in search of some preschool activities even before Covid-19 happened. Homeschooling was always the direction I had been leaning towards, but a worldwide pandemic …

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boy sitting on chair in front of tent while backyard camping

9 Ideas for an Epic Backyard Camping Adventure

Summer is drawing to a close, and we finally had our backyard camping adventure last weekend! We’ve been wanting to take our little guy camping ever since March when we set up our tent inside for him to play in. But it kept getting pushed back and pushed back, as things do. Finally, there was …

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5 Amazing Flower Crafts to Preserve Summer

I can already feel summer beginning to fade away even though I’m positive it just arrived. One of the things I miss most about this time of year is fresh blooms. Which makes it the perfect time to do some flower crafts! In the midst of bleak winter, a colorful, fragrant bouquet fresh-picked from the …

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6 Ideas for an Exciting Treasure Hunt

Our little guy is really into pirates right now. Except his understanding of them is very innocent. He told me he bought his pirate ship on sale with money from treasure he found. Adorable. But aside from putting me in the mood to re-watch Pirates of the Caribbean, it also gave me the idea to …

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Create a Charming Mud Kitchen with these 9 Ideas

Have you seen all the adorable mud kitchen ideas floating around Pinterest lately? You know, the ones that are more stocked and stylish than your own kitchen? While it certainly isn’t necessary to take it to that extreme, it can be super fun to create (and play in) your own little mud kitchen space. Although …

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15 Best Outdoor Toys for your Backyard

With the onset of warmer weather, we’ve been spending a ton of time playing in our backyard. And yes, it’s partially because a global pandemic happened and basically made this one of our only options for outdoor activities. But even before that, I always loved the idea of creating an awesome backyard space that makes …

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Make this Stunning Nature Rainbow Craft for Kids

One of the best things about spring is all the colors that start to manifest themselves on the earth. It’s the perfect time to do this nature rainbow craft, which is one of my absolute favorites! We actually did this exact same craft twice last summer, and now again this spring. The results are always …

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Assortment of nature finds from a spring hike, including yellow forsythia flowers, birch bark, and a robin's egg.

Spring Hike: 5 Intriguing Things to Look For!

Spring is the season of new life! Which can be really exciting after six months of white/gray/brown everything. Don’t get me wrong; I love winter and the snow! But it does drag on after a bit, and I’m definitely ready for the change. So we decided to celebrate with a signs of spring hike! This …

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