We like to get a real tree each year for Christmas and then I find uses for the tree afterwards. In the past, they were used as fish habitats at lake I used to live near, but last year we reused it for things with the kiddos.
These Nature Inspired Discovery Bottles were easy to make and both kids loved them. I simply cut off a few branches from the tree. I also found some pine cones hiding in the tree which was an added bonus. I bought some glitter and Voss water. After drinking the water, I filled the bottles with the items and added water. Finally, I hot glued the lids on to make sure the kiddos didn’t take them off.
Items from Nature
Ages: Infants and Up
Family Explorations, Quiet Activities, Daycares, and Preschools
I’m Melissa Dow, M.ED. I am a wife, mama of 2 and a bonus mama of 1. A former public school educator with 7 years of experience in both special education and general education who is on a new journey to help parents guide their children to uncover their true passions in order to find their life purpose. I love spending time out in nature whether hiking, running, camping, canoeing or just playing in our backyard (aka our outdoor classroom). I also enjoy reading, learning new things, organic gardening and creating our a simple life.