exploring

The hustle and bustle of the season is in full effect!¬†At this time of year, it seems especially odd to think of raising kids in a time when parents worried about children “getting enough stimulation.” With a two year old that is more-than-comfortable with a smart phone and a four year old who already battles […]

We are an outdoor family. We love to discover new places. Even in the rainy city of Seattle, you’ll see us out and about on some sort of exploration. I’ve recently found a new area for another family hike about 30 minutes away and I’m excited to take the kids. Getting us where we need […]

In honor of this week’s I Love Dirt Interview and Giveaway, (don’t forget to enter) I’m sharing more fun ways to explore nature with kids. Utah Nature Day – if you live in Utah, come join in the fun. We’ll be there ready to explore. Nature Field Bag – make this field bag from recycled […]

Everybody Needs a Rock

by Marie on April 25, 2008

I’m starting something new on the blog: Storytime with Make and Takes. As a teacher, this is something that’s done all the time at school. You read a story to the children, then plan a fun activity or lesson to go with it. It furthers the learning of the story and helps it come alive. […]

Playdough Placemats

by Marie on February 23, 2007

If you know kids like mine, they could eat and sleep in playdough. Now if you are like me, you cringe when they ask to play with it. It gets everywhere, on the floor, in the carpet, in their clothes, in their mouth. But they love to play with it and it’s a very creative […]

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