Celebrate Mother Nature!

The world is an amazing place. Let your child find out just how amazing it is with this mother lode of activities!

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Build an Indoor Igloo!

Build an Indoor Igloo!

You don't need to head to the Arctic to experiment with life in an igloo. Kids can build their own ice igloo at home from water and empty milk containers.
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Turn Salt Water into Drinking Water

Turn Salt Water into Drinking Water

Do this experiment to help your first grader understand how salt can be removed from salt water. All it takes are a few household materials.
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Make a Butterfly Habitat

Make a Butterfly Habitat

Create a habitat for a butterfly right in your own backyard, and build your first grader's science knowledge while you're at it.
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Swimmy Science: Raising Tadpoles!

Swimmy Science: Raising Tadpoles!

First graders are learning to think like scientists. What better place to start, then by raising tadpoles? This hands-on activity explores science in action!
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Get Your Head in the Clouds

Get Your Head in the Clouds

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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DIY Garden Markers

DIY Garden Markers

Teach your child the meaning of recycle and reuse by repurposing plastic spoons as plant markers for your vegetable garden.
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Go On a Paint Chip Picture Walk

Go On a Paint Chip Picture Walk

Lead your first grader on a nature walk ... with a scavenger hunt-style twist! He'll try to capture photos that correspond to paint chip colors.
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Make Sand Candles!

Make Sand Candles!

Planning a beach vacation? Here's a cool nature craft you can make in the sand with your child.
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Snow Paint

Snow Paint

In first grade, children are introduced to fractions. Here's a recipe that combines fraction practice with winter fun and lets kids actually paint the snow!
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Craft Your Own Nature Stationery

Craft Your Own Nature Stationery

Use the textures found in nature to create your own stationery! This fun, outdoor activity will no doubt inspire your child's creative side.
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How to Press Flowers

How to Press Flowers

April showers may bring May flowers, but your child can preserve the beauty of spring's bounty all year long with this simple craft project!
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Growing Flowers

Growing Flowers

This winter garden project is just about bomb-proof, and believe it or not, it might even make a great gift. So get craft happy with your first grader!
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Hunt for Tree Products

Hunt for Tree Products

Hunt for natureâs treasure, the many different products made by trees!
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