Blog — spring activities

Pom Pom Birds

Pom Pom Birds

These pom pom birds are so adorable and my kids loved picking out the yarn colors to represent their favorite birds!  I wanted to make them as realistic looking as we could, but these birds can be as simple or as complex as you want to make them.  They are a great parent/child activity as there are components that young children will need help with, including using a hot glue gun.  We chose to make 5 different birds, Red Pileated Woodpecker, Ruby Throated Hummingbird, Blue Jay, Cardinal, Pine Grosbeak, and a Red Winged Blackbird. My daughter wanted to make a pink bird,...

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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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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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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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