Blog — plants and trees

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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Snow Day Maple Syrup Candy

Snow Day Maple Syrup Candy

We had snow!  While this may not seem like something exciting to our Northern friends, us Southerners are all like Heck Ya, a flake fell from the sky, lol.   While we didn't get more than a couple inches, we had enough to build a snowman, have a snowball fight and go sledding (albeit muddy sledding...).  We had two wonderful days of snow filled fun before it all melted away and we logged more hours towards our 1000 Hours Outside Challenge those two days than we did all month! It had been 6 years since my kids had seen any measurable...

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