a pile of kids books about camping

11 books to get your kids excited for camping

Grab your sleeping bags and flashlights and cozy up with some of these fun camping books for kids…. great reads for home or to bring along for a quiet activity at the campsite! We love our library and have taken borrowed all of these and read them with our kids.  You’ll notice they are all linked to Amazon so you can easily find out more information about the books listed[…]

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a collection of natural christmas tree ornaments to make and decorate with

Easy DIY Natural Christmas Tree Ornaments you need to make this year

At a time when we should all be trying to conserve our plastic consumption, I walk down the Christmas decoration aisle and cringe.  Have you considered the carbon footprint to your holiday decorating?  Here is a handful of natural Christmas tree decoration ideas. Sure, some of these still use plastics and such, but making and reusing is still better than buying.  And, some of these ornaments could even be composted[…]

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Two leaf Christmas Trees

Leaf Christmas trees | Natural, simple, and rustic holiday decorations

Looking for natural Christmas decoration ideas?  Have you tried making dried leaf Christmas Trees?  You can make them into Holiday ornaments, festive mobiles or garlands.  They can even be attached to cardstock for natural Christmas Cards too! (This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. If you make a purchase through my link I receive a small commission at no added cost to you. I only recommend stuff I use[…]

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The best nature toys for preschoolers to inspire adventure and learning

Let’s be honest.  As much as you’d like your kids to go outside all the time, they probably don’t.  Unless they’re in some sort of fantastic forest kindergarten or you live freely on a farm or in the woods, chances are your kids are inside more than you’d like.  But, that doesn’t mean they can’t be playing with nature when inside! Read on for some top nature toys for indoor[…]

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The book, look what I did with a leaf! sitting on a table surrounded by dried leaves

Finding inspiration for simple leaf art with kids

Are your old phone books stuffed with leaves just waiting to be loved?  Seems when we’re out crunching through the autumn streets we can’t help but come home carrying leaves destined for some unplanned leaf art project.  Usually, they just sit there until they’re brittle and forgotten about. (This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. If you make a purchase through my link I receive a small commission at[…]

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a collage of leaf art project ideas

Leaf art projects every crafter should try once!

What do you do with all those beautiful (and not so beautiful) leaves your littles collect up on their fall adventures?  Or, maybe you’re like me and it’s not just your kids collecting those leave.  I can’t help but see visions of endless dried leaf art projects as I crunch my way down the sidewalk. So, to resolve this leaf-collection addiction, below is a collection of art with dried leaves[…]

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Cuddle-worthy winter books for preschoolers

Looking for some kids books to cuddle up with?  Here’s a list of some of our wintertime favorites.  Below you’ll find a mix of fun books and educational books, some new books and some classics.  But, they’re all great winter books for preschoolers and early elementary-aged children…. oh, and you might enjoy them too! For your convenience all the images link right to the book on Amazon.  Any purchases you[…]

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a stack of bear books for kids

Best Bear Books for Kids

Are you a book loving family?  Here’s a collection of bear books for kids and preschoolers.  Books are such an easy and fun way to help kids learn about the world around them. You’ll find books with fun bear characters, some fun books that combine both bear learning with a fun story line, and a few books which lean heavily towards being informative bear books with a child-friendly narrative.  These[…]

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a kids book about spring open to a page of verse and illustration of a little girl gardening

Nature Reading: Kids Books about Spring and Gardening

When does that gardening itch begin for you?  For me, it’s in the coldest of winter, when the snow is falling, and when I haven’t seen the dirt for months.  That’s when I start thinking about seeds and flowers, about bees, and fresh strawberries. We’ve been exploring our library’s shelves for kids books about spring and gardening lately.  Below is a collection of notable books we’ve enjoyed on the subject[…]

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