It sounds rather pushy, “forcing plants to grow,” but this particular kind of forcing is fun! Who knows, if we nurture an interest in gardening early, maybe we won’t have to “force” our kids to help with weeding later? Ha! Wishful thinking! Simple activities like forcing plants to grow help spark children’s curiosity about the natural world.READ MORE
Want to throw a Junior Ranger birthday party for your little nature lover? We had so much fun with this theme.
Not only did 7-year-old William’s idea align beautifully with our family’s love of nature and National Parks, it also made it easy to throw the party outside where the party animals could run free! READ MORE
It’s easy to assume that building a bird’s nest would be pretty simple, right? Birds only have little beaks and feet to work with… and that’s not even mentioning the common idiom of “bird brain” meaning stupid or flaky. Surely, we (arrogant) humans, with our dexterous fingers and big brains will find building a bird’s nest easy… or will we?READ MORE
You may have noticed that Small Hands Big World went quiet for a while but I’m back! Getting online and writing again has me thinking about what I’ve learned from blogging and why I decided to give it another go.READ MORE
Have your kids been collecting Junior Ranger badges and you’re wondering what to do with all of them? Why not make a special Junior Ranger badge & patch display?READ MORE
Are you a nature lover (and book lover) and want your kids to be the same? From day one it’s been important for us to instill our love of nature AND books into our kid’s hearts and minds. Here are some of our top picks of best books for nature lovers at every age and stage.READ MORE