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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.

My daughter exploring the Discovery Bottle.

Materials:

Water Bottle

Items from Nature

Glitter

Water

Ages: Infants and Up

Useful For:

Family Explorations, Quiet Activities, Daycares, and Preschools

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diy-bird-feeders

 

With winter fast approaching, I am looking for ways to keep the kiddos engaged with nature and keep them busy, so today we made Bird Feeders. Not only did it keep the kiddos busy, but it also is a great way for them to help our bird friends get food while winter sets in. 

   

We started by cutting two oranges in half. Then we removed the pulp from inside the peel. 

  

Next, I poked 3 holes in each peel with a pencil. Then I attached yarn to the peel. Twine would have worked better than yarn, but yarn is all we had at the moment. 

 
Then we filled the orange peels with birdseed. I put the birdseed in a cup and then had the kiddos pour the seed into the peels. They poured it in over a plastic container. This cut down on a birdseed mess. 


Finally, we hung them outside on our kindness tree for the birds. Now, we can observe the feeders and watch for birds during our outdoor exploration time. 

Materials Needed:

Oranges

Twine/Yarn

Birdseed

Children with a nature spirit

Ages: Toddler and Up 

Builds: Connection to Nature, Empathy towards Mother Earth’s Creatures, Fine Motor Skills

Useful For:

Daycares, Preschools, Homeschools, Elementary-aged Kiddos, Nature lovers, Bird Lovers, and Family Explorations 

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