Pollinating Bees

Pollinating Bees

Pollinating Bees Help your kids visualize the pollination process with a crafty bee! This STEAM activity will show how pollen gets transferred from one plant to another with the help of backyard bugs. Download the Activity Sheet Looking for More Activity Ideas? Browse...
Pollinating Bees

Nature Art with DIY Watercolor

Nature Art with DIY Watercolor Did the lids get left off of your kids’ markers again? Before you throw out the dried out markers, turn them into new art supplies and use them to create unique art with materials your kids find outside. Download the Activity Sheet...
Backyard Bug House

Backyard Bug House

Backyard Bug House Build a house for your bugs! This is a great STEAM activity to do with your kids that offers continuous exploration. From observing the bugs to renovating their home to learning about the biodiversity of their own backyard, your kids will find...
ABC Parking Lot

ABC Parking Lot

ABC Parking Lot Let’s put some things together that all little kids love for an easy motor skills, matching, and ABC activity! Download the Activity Sheet Looking for More Activity Ideas? Browse our library of resources! Explore More...
New Year’s Countdown

New Year’s Countdown

New Year’s Countdown Keep your kids engaged, playing, and learning all day with these simple activities. Each activity is fun to do together as a family. And each one supports the Domains of Development! From developing motor skills by dancing, playing...
Kid-Friendly Pumpkin Parfaits

Kid-Friendly Pumpkin Parfaits

Kid-Friendly Pumpkin Parfaits Half the reason this kid-friendly pumpkin recipe is so excellent is that your kids can help every step of the way. All they need is your guidance and the go-ahead to get a little messy! Download the Activity Sheet Looking for More...
Fall Tree Luminaries

Fall Tree Luminaries

Fall Tree Luminaries These easy DIY lanterns will give some cozy light to the season’s longer nights. Plus! You can incorporate some early STEM concepts by talking with your kids about why the nights are longer in fall and winter, and why leaves change color. Download...
DIY Rainbow Corn

DIY Rainbow Corn

DIY Rainbow Corn Creating the rainbow corn is only half the fun! Your kids will exercise their communication skills and motor skills, and engage in early math concepts, just to make their play material. Then they can get creative! What will they do first? Make art?...
Flower Soup

Flower Soup

Flower Soup The only ingredients you need for flower soup are water and flowers, and your kids’ imaginations. Add utensils, cups for pouring, scissors for cutting, and any other natural ingredients your kids might find to add even more fun to this easy sensory,...
Dragon Breaths for Fiery Feelings

Dragon Breaths for Fiery Feelings

Dragon Breaths for Fiery Feelings Dragon breaths are a fun way to practice mindful breathing with your kids. When they feel the fire in their bellies start, great big dragon breaths will help slow and calm their hearts, and help them manage their emotions. Download...
Let’s Make a Mud Kitchen

Let’s Make a Mud Kitchen

Let’s Make a Mud Kitchen An outdoor play kitchen offers open-ended, kid-led, free play, exploration of textures, experimenting with natural elements, and so much more! Your mud kitchen can be as simple as a table, some water, and bowls and spoons. But you can be...
Rainbow Wind Chimes

Rainbow Wind Chimes

Rainbow Wind Chimes Nature sparks all kinds of curiosity. Do your kids pick up rocks and bring them home? Do sticks always seem to make it into the house? Tap into that curiosity by making your own wind chimes together, an activity that starts and ends outside!...
3 Ingredient Bath Paints

3 Ingredient Bath Paints

3 Ingredient Bath Paints With these washable paints that your kids can help make and use to create, bath time has never been so colorful. Download the Activity Sheet Looking for More Activity Ideas? Browse our library of resources! Explore More...
DIY Springtime Seed Balls

DIY Springtime Seed Balls

DIY Springtime Seed Balls Preparing seeds to plant for spring is a super fun (and a little gooey, and a little sticky) way to talk about how things grow and to work some find motor skills along the way. Making these seed balls is also a creative exercise and a great...
Kindness Jar

Kindness Jar

Kindness Jar We can teach our kids about being kind through the ways we act and the way we talk to one another, but sometimes it can help to give kids a concrete example, too. With this Kindness Jar activity, you can help your kids recognize the kindness they give and...
Snowy Day Outside Play

Snowy Day Outside Play

Snowy Day Outside Play Hat, coat, and mittens on? Check. Now get your kids outside for some snowy day play! Here are some fun ideas to start with, but we bet you’ll come up with a lot of your own, too. Download the Activity Sheet Looking for More Activity Ideas?...
Gratitude Dice

Gratitude Dice

Gratitude Dice Showing kids how to recognize what they are thankful for begins with conversation and modeling gratitude. You can simplify the concept by making it a game! Just roll the dice, follow the prompts, and be amazed at how thoughtful your kids can be....
Magic Nature Wand

Magic Nature Wand

Magic Nature Wands Get outside, use your imaginations, and engage in endless creative play with just a few materials. These Magic Nature Wands are sure to spark your kids’ curious minds! Download the Activity Sheet Looking for More Activity Ideas? Browse our library...
Balloon Boxing

Balloon Boxing

Balloon Boxing Balloons really are one of the most versatile supplies to keep in your activities toolkit! Well, that and some tape. And string. Download the Activity Sheet Looking for More Activity Ideas? Browse our library of resources! Explore More...
Bubble Art

Bubble Art

Bubble Art Mindful breathing exercises always feel good, as they help calm both body and mind. A great way to get you kids to practice mindful breathing is to have them play with bubbles! Even better, turn those bubbles into art! Now that mindful breathing is an...
Water Games

Water Games

Water Games Playing outside is so fun. It’s also so important for development. But what if it’s hot out? The simple fix is this: just add water! Sunscreen too, of course. And maybe a hat. But you know what we mean! We’ve put together activity ideas...
Gone Fishin’

Gone Fishin’

Gone Fishin’ Work together with your kids to create fish, a fishing pole, and a fishing hole, then catch your fish for a fun way to practice skills in every Domain of Development. Download the Activity Sheet Looking for More Activity Ideas? Browse our library of...
Pompom Play

Pompom Play

Pompom Play Whisk, sort, drop, stick, play! There are so many fun things to do with pompoms – even take a bath! What’s extra great is that playing with pompoms exercises your kids’ fine motor skills. Download the Activity Sheet Looking for More Activity Ideas?...
Grow a Kindness Garden

Grow a Kindness Garden

Grow a Kindness Garden Kids learn how to be kind by watching, listening, talking, and practicing. With this activity, you’ll help give your kids the tools they need to recognize and name kindness. Plus, you’ll practice skills within the Sense of Self &...
Fruit Cutting

Fruit Cutting

Fruit Cutting From practicing motor skills to learning about nutritious foods to having dedicated time to communicate and bond with you, cooking with kids covers a lot more than just preparing a meal. To help your kids get comfortable using kitchen tools, practice...