• Homeschool,  Nature Play

    I Spy Bugs

    Butterfly Kit I have a little boy obsessed with bugs. All things bugs. We catch dragon flies, butterflies, lizards, snakes, ladybugs, moths and more. You name it my little 4 year old has caught them. I love to fuel their passions and so we bought a fun butterfly kit off Amazon. They will send you caterpillars and you get to watch them over the weeks blossom into beautiful butterflies and release them free. We had so much fun with this. Depending on which kit you purchase you may need to order the caterpillars separate by sending in a voucher. However, ours did come all in one. It was a great…

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    MAGIC POTIONS

    My kids are always mixing and creating. They love combining things rather it’s shaving cream, food coloring, water, soap, sand, dirt. You name it we’ve mixed it. When my now 4 year old little boy was younger I would catch him mixing toothpaste, water, mouthwash, lotion, and soap. He still loves a good experiment. So here is a fun activity you can do outdoors with your little ones. Go on another walk or hike end collect any sort of treasure. I let them run wild and pick up whatever they want unless it’s harmful of course. We come back and put it in a bowl or bucket or whatever u…

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    5 TIPS FOR HIKING WITH TODDLERS

    Any chance we get we love taking the kids out on hikes and easy trails. We are for sure an outdoorsy family even though we live in the suburbs. It can be a lot of fun to take the kids hiking because every time it opens their eyes to new things and new treasures. I love our conversations the most when we are immersed in nature. I thought I would share with you some tips and tricks on things we do to make a joyful successful hiking adventure with our littles. Prepare. I always give my kids a heads up about going hiking. It is usually a day before so…

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    Nature Play

    My kids love anything outdoors especially if it involves mud, dirt, and anything messy. Here are a few fun activities that you can do in your backyard. Mud faces. Mix soil or dirt with water and make mud faces or mud pancakes. You can also paint using mud. Use old kitchen utensils, paint brushes, and bowls and let your kids run wild. Sticks.Go on a nature walk to collect sticks or if you have some in your backyard great. You can do so many activities using sticks. We made a fairy garden, a life sized birds nest, and connected sticks with play dough and made different letters. Stick maze. My…

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    Hiking with Toddlers in North Dallas

    Hiking is our favorite thing to do as a family. We love going places and exploring nature and the outdoors as much as we can. We like discovering new places and just getting immersed in nature and the calm it brings. Since both of mine have turned into toddlers, our hikes are way more enjoyable and easier and since we dont need a baby carrier or extra essentials, we can just pack our backpack and head out. I wanted to write about our favorite hidden gems. These are all located in DFW area. 1. Heard Museum: https://www.heardmuseum.org/ We have a membership here and we love hiking their trails. This is…