Entries Tagged as 'nature'

Snow cave!

February 5th, 2011 · No Comments · fun with kids, nature

A snow crystal is a letter from the sky. –Ukichiro Nakaya, Japanese scientist (1900-1962) The snowbanks outside pile high to the sky, like Ezra Jack Keat’s illustrations in The Snowy Day. On my way to work, I brushed the feathery snow from one of the mounds with my glove. Diamond dust sprinkled from my hand. [...]

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The snow bowl

January 31st, 2011 · 7 Comments · fun with kids, nature

Once there was a girl. She got a bowl of snow to play with. Her mama made some paints with food coloring and water, and the little girl drizzled colors on the snow. And it was pretty. Then the little girl wanted to chop the snow up with her spoon. She dug in and chopped [...]

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Raspberries and apples

September 29th, 2010 · No Comments · family and friends, food, fun with kids, nature

Raspberry and apple picking this weekend with friends. Activities Next year, we will try to go apple picking during the week to avoid the crowds and then have a separate outing on the weekend to enjoy festivities on the farm, listen to music, see animals, and eat cider donuts (yum). Apple prints Foods Apple pies, [...]

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A week in pictures

September 24th, 2010 · No Comments · family and friends, fun with kids, nature

Quality time with Grandpa Jack. Painting with H. Catching rainbows. Stick raft made by daddy. Climbing trees and rocks by the pond.

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Waiting

August 27th, 2010 · No Comments · fun with kids, nature

A fun little project from madebyjoel. Learning some autumn songs from the Sing a Song of Seasons CD Reading The Kingdom of Childhood (free) by Rudolph Steiner And waiting for the little guy to make an appearance…

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A berry good weekend

July 16th, 2010 · No Comments · family and friends, fun with kids, nature

V has been enjoying some green smoothies lately. She likes to drink them out of bubble tea straws, which are much wider. On Saturday, we went to a berry farm and picked black raspberries and blueberries. Now, when we eat raspberries, she say “I pick em…in the farm!” The farm had pony swings. Having a [...]

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Natural sandpit tutorial

June 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment · crafty, nature

Start with a pile of free logs from around the neighborhood. Chop them up into different lengths with a borrowed electric chainsaw. Arrange them in a tight circle. You can even notch the sides so they fit tightly together. I requested that one log be placed on its side for easier entry. Add play sand, [...]

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At the beach

June 4th, 2010 · No Comments · fun with kids, nature

This past weekend, we went for a trial run at a nearby beach. V enjoyed collecting rocks and shells and throwing them into the water. Happy times. We have also been reading At the Beach lately. I took the book out of the library in anticipation of our upcoming trip to North Carolina. Sometimes reading [...]

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