Nature Activities & Nature Experiments

Nature activities and experiments help show children the fun side of science. From easy nature activities to more advanced, we've got you covered.

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Show your preschooler how to construct this very special planter for Mom. It makes a great pick-me-up, and it's easy for kids to make in a flash!
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Create a bee garden to help shelter bees in your area.
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Teach your child how to make an all-natural, yellow-brown dye, using just walnut shells and water. This deep dye can be used on textiles, art, and wood.
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Looking for a fun summer adventure? Learn what it was like to be a prospector during the California Gold Rush by panning for gold in a local creek.
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Help your fifth grader embrace the roots--literally--of Mother's Day by growing carnations to honor mothers in you family's history.
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Got a birdwatcher on your hands? Bring the birds to your backyard by making a zany bird feeder using an orange and some string.
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Want to spark your third grader's interest in gardening? Help him make popsicle stick fairies to decorate an enchanting garden oasis.
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The garden is the perfect place to practice math and science with preschoolers. Get digging (and counting, sorting, observing at the same time!)
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Help your child make an attractive frozen holiday ornament to hang outside during winter months.
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Take to the air with science by experimenting with helicopter seeds right in your own backyard!
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Show your preschooler how to press flowers into a modeling medium to discover the wonders of simple clay play!
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In this plant habitats activity, children play the role of an ecologist and take surveys of different areas to discover the best habitat for dandelions.
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Make a seed bomb and let your junior guerilla gardener spread flowers far and wide.
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This fall, make a leaf crown that will encourage creative play and your child's interest in the natural world while you help her build fine motor skills.
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Is your child a nature nut with an eye for creative, green-friendly projects? Introduce him to this amazing DIY bird feeder!
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This year on Mother's Day, try this gift project that brings together an appreciation for gardening with a hands-on lesson in art history.
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This craft is an excellent way to learn about African-American history, and it also provides fine motor practice.
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Boys might wrinkle their noses at the thought of gardening, but we guarantee they'll like this activity! Make a recycled terrarium full of bug-eating plants.
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Use sticks and stones to create create an outdoor version of tic-tac-toe!
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Follow in the footsteps of movie character legends as you walk your little one through the steps of becoming a junior archaeologist.

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