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Fudge Log Tree Rings

Fudge Log Tree Rings

Here is a fun nature themed treat that your whole family is sure to love.  Make them just because or as part of a tree themed study unit. These were a huge hit in our house and my kids loved counting the "tree" rings in their fudge cookie. I paired these cookies with a coniferous tree unit where we learned about foraging for white pine needles and making pine tea, as well as their lifecycle and different types of pine cones.   Did you know that some deciduous trees have a type of cone called a serotinous cone?  It has allowed certain pine tree...

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Nacho Volcano

Nacho Volcano

This is "nacho" average volcano here, but it sure is a fun one to make! The kids were off of school and we had been talking about the Yellowstone volcano.  It's our favorite place to visit and often the topic of many discussions.  It's hard not to turn an interesting discussion into a fun food day!     This nacho volcano is easy to make and very customizable.  Other than the refried beans used to create the volcano, you can make this with any of your preferred taco or nacho toppings.  We chose lettuce, salsa, guacamole, tomatoes and ground beef.  Cheese was our...

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Must Have Natural First Aid Kit

Must Have Natural First Aid Kit

Having a handy first aid kit to carry everywhere with you is a must have and if you spend time out in the woods, there are certain emergency gear you should always carry as well. One of my goals this year was to get out and explore more. Find more hiking trails, go camping, go fishing and kayaking. I found that each activity required different gear.  A 32L backpack for longer hikes, a 12L hydropack for shorter hikes, a nature bag for quick walks around town and a dry bag for fishing, kayaking and camping.  I needed a first aid...

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