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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Help your second grader observe the phases of the moon, and then let the fun loose: he'll get to chart his observations with marshmallows!
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Get your child outside to observe the clouds, and get a fun exercise in science, writing, and arts and crafts! Here's how.
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In this activity, your child will learn about a style of gardening that uses moss, also called "kokedama."
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If your child aspires to be the next Frank Lloyd Wright, we've got some tips on building sand castles that last.
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Combine your child's natural curiosity with his developing classification and writing skills by helping him create a backyard field guide.
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Learn about nature by making your own mini moss garden.
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Creating a home for a toad is an easy and fun project for kids. Here's how to make your very own toad abode.
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Summer is a great time to work on pre-kindergarten skills that will serve your child well in her first year at school, while having some fun in the sun!
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Here is a hands-on activity to help third graders understand the four points of a compass...and how we use them to get around.
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Get your child math and science savvy with this fun outdoor classification game. Using chalk, your child will classify what she sees in the natural world.
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Help your child create a written message and practice their letters using sticks they find in nature. Here's how to get started.
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Is your child a young ornithologist in the making?
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Learn about Ikebana, or the Japanese art of flower arranging, with your child while artfully arranging spring flowers!
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Many ancient cultures used the rising or setting sun to create calendars. Observe the setting sun once a week to come up with your own solar calendar!
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Encourage a group of third graders to play this fun game of Whistle Hide-and-Seek as a warm-up to get them prepared for finding a "lost" camper.
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Help your child create a garden journal sketchbook as she observes and records the natural world around her through the changing seasons.
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Make a wish upon a tree with this craft that also helps your child learn more about Chinese culture.
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This clay "painting" activity encourages and supports creative development and critical thinking skills.
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Learn about different fern fronds with your third grader as you create lacy, natural decorations on your Easter eggs this year.
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Create a brush pile to help wintering wildlife stay warm and cozy through the winter.

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