Outdoors

Nature Craft: Experimenting with Nature Boats

June 12, 2014

One afternoon, the kids and I headed out to a magical spot and experimented making nature boats to see which design worked best.  Such a simple and beautiful activity. Bark Boat Ideas Click the picture for more Bark Boat ideas More Bark Boat Ideas 105 Ways to Enjoy Nature with Kids Nature Craft Boat Ideas

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Giveaway: Gramping Fun (part 1)

March 27, 2014

Sponsored by Aerogard, Mortein and Nuffnang  “The family who camps together, stays together” the saying goes.  As a family of seasoned campers, I get the sentiment behind the words: camping provides many quiet bonding moments, challenging times that turn into great stories, and magical experiences in the wonders of nature. When my husband and I [...]

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Part 1 – Gardening With Kids: Planting from Seeds (using toilet rolls)

September 7, 2013

I’m not good at keep plants alive but for a long time now I’ve wanted to (successfully) do a  herb/vege garden with the children. Something simple and basic, so there’s that connection between the ground and the food we eat. I talked to one of my friends about it, she works for About the Garden [...]

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Paint Leaves

May 5, 2013

To celebrate Autumn, the younger children and I went to one of our favourite exploring spots for a rainbow leaf hunt. We also collected dry leaves to later paint and hang in the kitchen (we did this last year with maple leaves). I love doing this sort of stuff with the children because it has [...]

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Rainbow Garden Step 1 — Rainbow Pots

March 13, 2013

Ever since I came across this picture of the Keukenhof Tulip Fields in Holland, I’ve wanted my own version of rainbow garden. The problem is I’m a terrible gardener. I don’t even like gardening very much (just the finished product).   But I’m determined to do some digging the dirt with the kids, and armed [...]

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7 Games From Around the World

November 7, 2012

7 Games inspired from children around the world I love this post, and not just because it helped take backyard play at our place to entire new level; there is much more than that.  It was an opportunity to give my children perspective, beyond what they see around them. World Vision gave me permission to [...]

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