What did you love the most about being a kid? Do you remember how free you were? No worries about bills and payments; no staying up late worried about making ends meet or how to get ahead. Kids have the right and privilege to be carefree and to enjoy themselves. I remember how fun it was to play for hours on end in the back yard with my brother and friends doing all kinds of fun activities. Like trying to catch rabbits and squirrels with homemade mud pies…. hehe.
In this post, we hope to inspire you and your kids to enjoy the outdoors and all the beauty nature offers. So, grab some glue and let’s get creative with nature arts and crafts!
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Getting Creative with Nature Arts and Crafts
This summer, we are going to be working on detaching our kids from electronics and finding the joy in playing outside again. One fun way I plan to try doing with the kids is this awesome Nature Arts & Crafts eBook. I have been oohing and ahhing over Mother Natured’s unique nature crafts for quite some time now. They’re so clever and cute! I am super excited that she just released an eBook filled with 30+ printable activities where you ‘Just Add Nature.’
The best part? You can do these over and over again and get completely different results each time. Take a peek below at how the author made some of the most amazing nature art using the printable prompts found in this eBook.
Send the kids outside with a pail to collect different items for their projects. Or go on a hike or even just a walk around the neighborhood to find leaves, twigs, flower petals, pebbles, pinecones and so on. Once they have enough items collected, it’s time to get creative with nature. I absolutely adore the leaf mask pictured above and can’t wait to see how my daughter designs her mask!
I love that these activities are suitable for both my kindergartner and 3rd grader and there are activities for younger kids as well as older kids. For younger children, there are simpler activities such as patterning and creating nature creatures.
The weaved basket made from nature is gorgeous! While best for slightly older children, there are also less complex weaving activities for younger kids. The grass basket would make for a unique Mother’s Day gift idea that could be filled with all kinds of fun stuff. I can totally picture my daughter skipping with it pretending to be Little Red Riding Hood. ♥
Both my kids love drawing and will enjoy the different prompts included in the pack. For example: Finish the Picture and a Nature Journal.
How Your Kids Will Benefit from the Nature Art and Activities
» fosters creativity and encourages thinking outside-the-box
» promotes hands-on playful learning
» allows individuality and one-of-a-kind creations
» incorporates learning: math, symmetry, patterning
» balances open-ended art with structured art
» helps develop fine motor skills
» inspires imaginative play: masks, crowns, capes and wings for their toys
» provides screen-free activities that are engaging and fun
» gets kids back outside and helps them appreciate the beauty in the nature that surrounds us every day
I think you will love how this will spark creativity and inspire kids to create beautiful nature-inspired crafts.
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Say goodbye to tv, video games, and iPads and hello to the outdoors with this amazing printable activities ebook!