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20 Really Interesting Ideas How To Design Stairs In The Garden

20 Really Interesting Ideas How To Design Stairs In The Garden

The stairs are very important stylish detail for every yard. Outdoor stairs can be made of different materials: stone, concrete, wood ... When you edit a

spray paint stencil

spray paint stencil

Science Project / Suspension Bridge from straws - multiple images
Elementary ScienceScience ClassroomScience EducationScience Experiments Kids

Student Science: Straw Suspension Bridge | Science Buddies Blog

Seed centered activity: Explore different seeds, read "The Tiny Seed" Eric Carle
Kindergarten ScienceScience ActivitiesPreschool GardenTeach Preschool

Exploring seeds in the gardening center

We have spent several days exploring seeds and today we started off by reading the book "The Tiny Seed" by Eric Carle... After reading the book, we explored a variety of different kinds of seeds. We started out by looking at

Better than a nature table. A nature area. For learning, rather than decoration.

Our 'New' Nature Area

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I wanted to try to show our 'new' nature area. We've collected gobs of rocks, leaves, seashells, sand, flowers, feathers and other assorted sundries throughout the years. We've cherished some, thrown some out...

Engineering for Kids: Build a Changeable Pegboard Marble Run. This is a great STEM project because kids can build it themselves, and it's easy to move the pieces around!

Engineering for Kids: Build a Changeable Pegboard Marble Run - Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls

Yes, we love building marble runs over here! We’re back with another idea, and this is particularly a good one for kids to build themselves. It’s easy to rearrange the pieces in all different ways. I saw this idea on momtastic, and we decided to give it a try. Owen (age 6, almost 7) had […]

Exploring seeds using The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle (or any other seed book you choose)
1st Grade ScienceKindergarten ScienceScience For KidsScience ActivitiesClassroom Activities

Exploring seeds in the gardening center

We have spent several days exploring seeds and today we started off by reading the book "The Tiny Seed" by Eric Carle... After reading the book, we explored a variety of different kinds of seeds. We started out by looking at

Bring Engineering Outside with Outdoor Discovery STEM Bins | Outdoor Classrooms | Nature Centers
Science ActivitiesElementary ScienceScience ExperimentsOutdoor Classroom

Outdoor Discovery STEM Bins®

Bring Engineering Outside with Outdoor Discovery STEM Bins | Outdoor Classrooms | Nature Centers

Magnetic marble roll from PVC pipe for the playroom. Big enough for Hotwheels?

DIY Marble Roll - Hands On Books

Books for hands-on learning and fun. How to make wooden toys for and with kids. Projects

Bark matching for nature study
Outdoor LearningOutdoor ClassroomOutdoor School

Matching Tree Bark

E(2) and I have had a great time touching and talking about the bark on all of the different trees in our yard during our "B" weeks! E was very interested in the bark, and I was inspired by Playful Learning (which I was sent to review about a month ago) to put together a bark matching activity. To prepare this activity, I took pictures of the bark of 4 trees in our front yard. I printed them on photo paper and laminated them. I gave each of the girls one picture at a time and told them to…

Create a nature museum to house all of your natural treasures...
Science For KidsScience ActivitiesLearning Spaces

Make a paper insect display with your kids to teach science without having all of the insects on hand. It is mess-free and educational!
Science Experiments KidsScience For KidsScience Activities

Printable Paper Insect Display

Make a paper insect display with your kids to teach science without having all of the insects on hand. It is mess-free and educational!

this would great for the rocks and minerals I want to display

Rock and Mineral Display Cabinet

I designed and built this case several years ago to house a few of my rock, fossil and mineral specimens.

Seed Matching- Montessori Primary Seed Sorting & Matching Set With Picture Cards
Montessori Practical LifeStem ScienceToddler Preschool

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Seed identification

How to Identify a Tree by Its Leaves, Flowers, or Bark

Most trees can be easily identified by inspecting their leaves, seed pods, flowers, bark, or shape.