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Take a browse around these sites and you will find oodles of fun, creative, clever play ideas that your children will LOVE! Covering everything from crafts and…
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four dragonflys made out of paper and leaves on a white wooden background with text overlay
Turn those maple or helicopter seeds into a cool dragonfly!
Helicopter Seed / Maple Tree Seed Dragonfly Craft for Kids: Turn some helicopter seeds and a twig or stick into some cute dragonflies. This simple nature project for children is perfect for spring, summer or fall (depending on when the seeds mature in your area) and can be used for imaginative play. A fun way to use natural materials and your imagination! #dragonflycraft #bugcraft #insectcraft #craftsforkids #naturecrafts
the process for painting trees through the seasons is to make them look like they have been made from branches
STEAM Activity: Painting Trees thru the Season
Preschool, kindergarten and elementary age kids can learn about how trees change throughout the year with this creative STEAM craft! Open-ended process art combined with learning about seasonal changes in deciduous trees (trees that drop their leaves) - great activity for a tree or nature unit study project or lesson plan! As a bonus, have the kids paint outdoors as they look at their tree!
ABC Sidewalk Chalk Game: Practice the alphabet, letter recognition, spelling, gross motor skills, and more with this easy outdoor hopscotch letter game! ~ BuggyandBuddy.com Letter Games, Outdoor Hopscotch, Sidewalk Chalk Games, Alphabet Review, Chalk Activities, Letter Learning, Outdoor Learning Activities, Abc Activities, Outdoor Activities For Kids
ABC Sidewalk Chalk Game
ABC Sidewalk Chalk Game: Practice the alphabet, letter recognition, spelling, gross motor skills, and more with this easy outdoor hopscotch letter game! ~ BuggyandBuddy.com
an apple tree made out of pine cones and red apples is shown in three different views
Yarn-Wrapped Pinecone Apple Tree Craft for Kids
Yarn-Wrapped Pinecone Apple Tree Craft for Kid: Children create unique apple trees using yarn, pompoms, and pinecones! Great way to practice fine motor skills and goes well with units on seasons, fall, or autumn. Perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grades! ~ BuggyandBuddy.com
ocean themed activities for kids to play in the water and build with legos, sand and
18 Ocean STEM Projects for Kids
Ocean STEM activities for kids -- hands-on ideas for learning about sharks, tide pools, ocean zones, marine animals and more! #summer #funlearning #oceanactivities #kidsactivities
a person holding a bunch of colorful bracelets in their hand with the words spaghetti play on it
Playing with rainbow coloured spaghetti - Laughing Kids Learn
Children love playing with rainbow coloured spaghetti and it is so easy to make. Great for sensory development and suitable for all ages, especially babies.
four different types of yarn wrapped around each other on the ground with text that reads, what do you think?
Learn about shapes using paper plates and yarn - Laughing Kids Learn
Preschoolers will love to learn about shapes using paper plates and yarn. Great activities that will help children understand shape properties and features.
four cupcakes with white frosting and blue, pink, green and yellow sprinkles
How to make sherbet
Simple 2 ingredient recipe on how to make sherbet with different flavours. Lots of fun for kids to make and an edible science activity.
a book cover with pictures of animals and plants on it, including an animal's paw
Finding Symmetry in Nature (Outdoor Math Activity for Kids)
Exploring Symmetry in Nature: Hands-on math and science activity for kids of all ages using leaves, pinecones, flowers, and other natural materials. ~ BuggyandBuddy.com
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Ocean Layers STEM Activity for Kids
Ocean Layers STEM Activity for Kids - Edventures with Kids
STEM Activity for Kids: How to Make Straw Rockets (w/ Free Rocket Template)- Fun for a science lesson, outdoor play activity, or unit on space! ~ BuggyandBuddy.com Sistem Suria, Straw Rockets, Rocket Template, Straw Rocket, Kid Science, Sistem Solar, Play Activity, Space Activities
How to Make Straw Rockets
STEM Activity for Kids: How to Make Straw Rockets (w/ Free Rocket Template)- Fun for a science lesson, outdoor play activity, or unit on space! ~ BuggyandBuddy.com
there are pictures of different crafts and activities for kids to do with their pet rocks
Making Pet Rocks and Pet Rock Houses
Pet Rocks (and Pet Rock Houses)- Search for rocks or stones on your next outdoor walk and create this fun pet rock nature craft for Kids inspired by the children's book Everybody Needs a Rock. ~ BuggyandBuddy.com
paper bag sea otter craft for kids with free template
Stuffed Paper Bag Sea Otter Craft with Printable Template!
Paper Bag Sea Otter Craft for Kids with Free Printable Template: This sea otter craft is super easy to make and goes great with an ocean or sea life unit. You can even add a printable baby sea otter, sea star or make a tissue paper kelp forest for your sea otter. #oceancrafts #sealifecrafts #seaotter #seaottercraft #paperbagcraft
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