Forcing Plants to Grow

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.

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Junior Ranger Birthday Party

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

Building a Bird’s Nest

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?

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