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Magic Mud

Get messy and make magic with this enchanted activity using household pantry items! Gather what you need: Baking Soda A cup a child can pour from easily A large bowl, metal pie plate, dishpan – something to mix in that you don’t mind getting dirty

Color Hunt

Color is everywhere from the blues and grays of the sky to the greens and yellows of the grass. For children, color is one of the first and most accessible adjectives to describe their world.  If your walks around the neighborhood need a splash of

Collecting a Journey: Telling the Story of Your Walk

Whether you’re taking a well-worn route around your neighborhood or it’s your first time on a new-to-you forest trail, you can collect items you find along the way to tell a story about your adventure. On your walk, collect items as you go and attach

Fairy Wands

A week of fairy activities isn’t complete without building a fairy wand! Materials: Stick, about 12 inches long Decorating materials: ribbon, twine or wire; beads, bells, gems, or crystals; sparkles: glitter, glitter glue, sequins Adventurous additions: hot glue, air-dry clay, paint The Steps: Go outside

More activities with natural materials!

We’re always inspired by the other educators and nature play advocates who share their tips and activities. Here we’ve compiled some fairy-themed and natural materials activities from others we love! A Fairy House feeling a bit small? Build a Fairy Park! Time: 1 hourLocation: Outside

Fairy Houses!

Spring is a magical time when fairies visit the human world often.  We can invite them into our yards, gardens, and neighborhoods by creating homes and gifts for them. Although they are shy and often hide from humans if you look closely you may see