Cute Fold Out 10 Count Tent Craft – PERFECT for Camp Week!

camp themed counting craft

With my girls about to enter kinder, they’ve been bringing home all kinds of 10 count type crafts, but I just LOVED this last one.. so I made a camping version of it! Not only will kids get to decorate their own tent and interior, but I also added a fun option to really personalize it… having a window to add in a picture of themselves! Anyways, read along to learn how to make this awesome camp themed counting craft for kids! How to make this cute camp themed counting … Read more

11 Special Needs Camping Tips for Families with Kids

11 tips to camping with special needs kids

Life with Jonah is always an adventure. Like any adventure, there is good and bad. Jonah helping me carry firewood is good. Jonah naked on the jump pillows in front of what felt like a thousand other parents and campers bad. Funny but bad. We have been blessed with four awesome children (Julian 12, Jonah 10, Juniper 7, and Josalyn 4). Jonah was diagnosed with Autism shortly after his 4th birthday. He’s unpredictable, impulsive, and has a laugh that will turn any frown upside down.  I’ve taken Jonah tent camping … Read more

Cute Snail Shell Craft + Mountain Snail Study Unit for Kids!

diy snail shell pet craft for kids

If you’ve ever been on a hike and saw those cute snail shells everywhere, but had no idea what to do with them, then you’ll love this educational craft using snail shells! The particular snail this unit pertains to is the Mountain Snail – they’re found all around the Rocky Mountain Range and surrounding areas, and are super interesting to learn about. The craft portion is optional (While it’s modifiable for different shells, I know not everyone has access to that!) but it’s a fun way to help generate even … Read more

FUN + Cute American Robin Study Unit for Kids [PDF Life Cycle Sequencing, Nest Building!]

Learn all about one of the first birds of spring, the American Robin, through this fun and pretty study unit that includes hands on learning and activity ideas to go along with them! Spring has to be one of my favorite seasons – the new life starting, the patches of yellow popping up everywhere, and of course, the first birds looking for worms in the yard! Depending on where you live, this may vary, but for much of the U.S., that bird is the American Robin. It’s thought of as … Read more

“Build a Nest” Scavenger Hunt [Printable Spring Nature Activity for Kids!]

nest craft and printable for spring with kids

Spring is here – with the sounds of the American Robin in the air, I wanted to make a super fun nest building craft that was fun and easy for my kids to do! I’ve been absolutely fascinated with this common bird, and it’s so fun to watch them in the yard! Nests are fun to make in almost any form, but I thought it would be fun to do a bit of research to find out how birds actually do it. I’ve made a fun printable scavenger hunt + … Read more

“I’d Pick You!” Cute Printable Nature Craft for Mom or Grandma! [FREE Printable Templates]

If you’re looking for a cute, easy craft with a personal touch for mom or grandma, you’ll love this printable – it’s perfect for things like Mother’s Day! The simplicity of this craft is part of what makes it so pretty – I did choose to add minimal decor (some burlap and color pop) for my example, but that’s largely up to you/your kiddo! Here we go! How to make this nature based Mother’s Day or Grandparents Day Craft As always, this is just how we did the craft – … Read more

Pretty Printable Mother’s Day Nature Craft from the Kids [FREE PDF Templates!]

If you are looking for a fun idea for the nature loving mother or grandmother in your life, then check out my set of nature based Mother’s Day craft printables! These are all super easy and can be as simple or detailed as the kiddo likes – I included a super light design in the back so that it’s easy to follow the pattern! Fun ideas for a Mother’s Day Card from the kids (made with nature items!) If you’re somewhere that tends to be bare during spring (here in … Read more

7 Leave No Trace Principles for Backpacking and Camping (+FREE PDF Printable for Kids)

In recent years more and more people are spending time outdoors backpacking, hiking, and camping, which is why it’s more important than ever we all learn how to “Leave No Trace”.  Our outdoor activities can really take a toll on mother nature – litter, polluted water sources, effects on wildlife, and even wildfires. Don’t you just hate seeing campsites and trails littered with garbage!? To help combat our negative effects on mother nature, the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics helps take the lead in educational programs and projects … Read more

Solo Stove Spring Into Camping Giveaway!

SHARE AWESOME CAMPING RESOURCES WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND GET A CHANCE TO WIN A SWEET PRIZE! Spring 2021 Prizes: One winner will win the whole Spring Into Camping Package (MSRP value: $430.86) that includes the following awesome items! Solo Stove Ranger Stanley Classic 10 Qt Lunchbox Stanley Classic Trigger Action Travel Mug 16 oz (white) Stanley Classic Trigger Action Travel Mug 12 oz (black) Tiny Hiker Adventure Box from Cruisin’ and Campfires (1) Campsite Journal (2+) Kids Camping Journals (I will send the winner one for each of … Read more

Nature frame impressions craft (fun sensory and creative activity)

nature craft thats cheap and easy for toddlers or big kids

If you’re looking for a fun craft to do that’s just about free, then check out this “fall impressions” craft that can be enjoyed by kids (and heck… adults!)! These are a perfect way to use all those “nature treasures” your kids get in a fun way – they can look for specific things they want for their frame, find them in nature, and lay them out just how they want! A great way to “frame” each season I had initially wanted to call this a fall frame, since we … Read more