Get Your Hands Dirty

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

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.
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Pick Your Own Berries

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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Plant a Garden

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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Mud Bricks

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

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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Nature Rubbings

Your preschooler wonât 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

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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Flower Pressing

Discover the wonders of simple clay by pressing flowers into a modeling medium!
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