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Trying to find a way to help your preschooler get in touch with nature? This fabulous collection of activities may require a little cleanup, but you're sure to have an all-natural good time.

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Nut Buddy

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Make an adorable nut buddy by crafting nature people out of nuts in shells! Buddies will take on their own personalities depending on the materials you use.

Pick Your Own Berries

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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!

Plant a Garden

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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!)

Mud Bricks

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Here's an arts and crafts activity for preschoolers and pre-kindergarteners: build brick buildings with homemade mud bricks made from dirt and water.

DIY Planter

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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!

Nature Rubbings

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Your preschooler won√Ęt need a passport to go on this nature safari! All you need are paper, crayons and a nature trail or your back yard.

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Leaf Crown

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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.

Flower Pressing

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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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