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Nature activities for kids. Outdoor fun for kids, nature art, nature crafts, and nature based science activities.

DIY rainstick craft made from an upcycled wrapping paper roll. #upcycledkidscrafts

Wrapping Paper Roll Rain Stick Noise Maker

Wrapping Paper Roll Rainstick Noise Maker Do you have empty cardboard tubes around the house? Make a diy rainstick craft noisemaker with kids! Rainsticks were used by ancient civilizations to bring thunderstorms. Hollowed out cacti, bamboo  or other tube-like plants were lined with pins and small stones placed inside. When the rainstick was turned over […]

Put together a cold sensory bin for kids! Artic sensory bin play ideas. Snow sensory bin play for kids.

Winter Play for Kids Arctic Sensory Bin

Winter Play for Kids Arctic Sensory Bin Is it snowing at your house? We don’t get much snow here in southern California and usually have to take a day trip to play in fresh snow. Snow or no snow kids love winter crafts and play ideas so we’ve put together an arctic sensory bin that […]

Paint with nature! Gather supplies from your own backyard to make a work of art. #preschoolcrafts #artprojects #kidsart

Nature Painting Kids Art Project

What can you do with all those pinecones and leaves your child collects while playing outside? Use them as natural paintbrushes to create art! I opened my preschooler’s lunch bag the other day to find four small leaves that had dried and turn a deep red brown. I know she spotted them on the ground […]

A new twist on old fun! Make a pumpkin volcano that erupts with bubbles! #fallscience #pumpkinscience

Pumpkin Bubble Volcano Science

Bubble Pumpkin Volcano We’re adding a new twist on a classic fall craft for kids. Make a pumpkin volcano that erupts with bubbles! This is a pretty simple experiment that involves ingredient reaction to produce a lava flow of bubbles. If you’ve ever made a pumpkin volcano you know what supplies you need, but be […]

Experiment with leaf colors with this cool fall experiement for kids. Leaf pigment experiement.

Leaf Color Experiment-Color Science for Kids

Secret Leaf Colors Experiment Have you ever wondered why leaves change color in the fall? Leaves contain pigments that give them their colors. Even though plants are green most of the time, their leaves contain pigments for different colors too! In the fall, some leaves stop making green pigments as they are getting ready to […]

Easy origami animals. Directions for making an rigami frog, panda, whale and penguin.

Easy Origami Endangered Animals

Easy Origami Endangered Animals Several species of animals all over the world are listed as endangered, meaning their population numbers are so low that they are at risk for going extinct. Many species of animals are also listed as vunerable, meaning they’re numbers are declining and may soon be added to the list of endangered […]

Reuse your Green Kid Crafts box to make another volcano experiment. Volcanic fissures are cracks in the earth that lava flow from. #STEM #volcanoscience

Make a Volcanic Fissures Project with an Empty Box

Turn your Green Kid Crafts Box into a Volcano Experiment! We love to upcycle, recycle and reuse any item we can, especially from our Green Kid Crafts kits! Expand on the Volcano Discovery Box you received with your monthly subscription buy trying out this box craft. We’re making our empty Green Kid Crafts box into […]

Teaching kids about the solar eclipse. Here is a simple activity for showing kids what happens during a solar eclipse. Great for at home or in class teaching.

Teaching Kids about the Solar Eclipse

Teaching Kids about the Solar Eclipse What exactly happens during a solar eclipse? During this eclipse the moon will move in front of the sun and block out the light from the sun for a period of time as it passes. An eclipse can also happen when a planet or moon passes in front of […]

DIY toad house clay pot craft. Make a toad house for your garden using a broken clay pot. This is so cute!

DIY Toad House made from a Broken Clay Pot

DIY Toad House made from a Broken Clay Pot One rainy afternoon, my then five year old daughter innocently asked, “Where to toads go when it rains?”  I didn’t really know what to say, but it prompted a visit to the library for some books on frogs, toads, and other amphibians.  The books didn’t really […]

Experiment with weather and water science by making this cool cloud in a jar. Watch it rain from the clouds for a cool water cycle experiment.

Water Science Activity Cloud in a Jar

Water Science Activity Cloud in a Jar We’re having fun with water science this month and today I’m sharing a cool cloud in a jar activity. We’ve been doing a lot of experiments with water and food coloring haven’t we? Today we’re adding shaving cream to our supply list and we’ll see what it looks […]

Recycle crayon pieces into new crayons of all shapes and sizes.

Melt Old Crayons into New Crayons with the Sun

Melting Broken Crayons in the Sun for Coloring Broken crayons happen. You can melt them into something new using the heat from the sun! The sun during a hot summer day has the power to fry an egg on the sidewalk, change solid water into liquid, and even melt pieces of crayons. Using just a […]

Ocean themed sensory bin for kids. Play with shells, water and other textured objects with this fun ocean themed sensory tub.

Create an Ocean Sensory Bin for Kids

Create an Ocean Sensory Bin for Kids Summertime is a great time for water play and this ocean themed sensory bin will keep your little one busy for hours. The bin includes different textures in the form of water, sand, and shells. Adding smooth shells and bumpy shells will enhance the sensory experience ever further. […]

Water cycle experiment for kids. Learn about the water cycle with a salt and water activity that shows kids the result of evaporation.

Learning about the Water Cycle with Salt

Water Cycle Salt Experiment Kids of all ages will enjoy learning about the water cycle with this simple salt and evaporation activity. During the water cycle evaporated water forms in the sky as clouds. The clouds expel the water as rain back down to the earth where it eventually evaporates into water vaper and rises […]

DIY gift that kids can make for mom, dad, grandparents or teachers! Painted rocks craft.

DIY Gift: Painted Rocks for Father’s Day

Free-Painted Rocks Father’s Day Gift Father’s Day is quickly approaching and we were searching for the perfect frugal/no-cost sweet gift idea for parents and grandparents. Life with kids can be chaotic, but this simple rock craft is one that even toddlers can do, and it is really not very time-consuming at all. We started it […]

May day crafts for kids. Flower crafts, spring crafts for kids. Make these pretty crafts to celebrate spring...

10 Fun May Day Crafts for Kids to make this Spring

10 Fun May Day Crafts for Kids Do you have family traditions to welcome spring? If not, now’s a great time to start! May Day is celebrated on the first day of May as a way to celebrate spring. Some parts of the world celebrate with festivals that include dancing and parades with floats covered in […]

Make your own plantable seed paper from recycled grocery store ads! DIY seed paper for party favors, gifts or plant them in your own garden...

Plantable Seed Paper from Recycled Grocery Store Ads

Plantable Seed Paper from Recycled Grocery Store Ads Does your mailbox fill up with newspaper ads from different grocery stores? Make them into plantable seed paper to give as gifts or plant in your own garden! Many grocery store ads are now compostable making them easy to break down with the seeds to grow pretty […]

10 Great Earth Day Activities for kids. Earth Day crafts for kids that will get them upcycling, recycling, and learning about the environment this earth month!

10 Great Earth Day Crafts and Activities for Kids

10 Great Earth Day Activities for Kids Celebrate Earth month all April long with these fun Earth Day themed crafts and activities for kids. I’ve rounded up some of our favorites here on the Green Kid Crafts blog and also a few from other great websites. Pick just one or do all ten to celebrate […]

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Get Outside with Kids this Spring! Spring Activities

Spring Books and Activities for Families Are you as excited as I am about spring activities?  Admittedly it’s been a warm winter this year so we haven’t suffered too much cabin fever, but nonetheless, I am ready to get outside with the kids this spring! I don’t know about you, but I love heading to […]

Upcycled egg carton bird feeder craft for spring!

Upcycled Egg Carton Bird Feeder Craft

Upcycled Egg Carton Bird Feeder Craft Keeping with our egg carton theme this week we’re upcycling egg cartons into bird feeders! Our heart shaped winter bird feeder made such a sweet treat for birds on those cold winter day and now we’re making a spring feeder to hang on the small branches of plants in […]

Fun family Easter activities roundup. How to natrually dye Easter aggs, make Italian Easter bread, kids Easter crafts and Easter treats for kids.

Fun Easter Activities for the Family

Fun Easter Activities for the Family Do you have a favorite Easter activity? We love just about every Easter craft we come across and today I’m going to share a few of our absolute favorite Easter activities for the family! Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs A great way to celebrate and enjoy nature this spring is […]

Learn geography with a diy playdough earth activity! Build a model of the earth.

Playdough Geography Model of the Earth

  Playdough Play and Geography Learning through play is a great way to introduce earth science concepts. Today we’re playing with homemade playdough and making a diy model earth. We’ll count the continents, name the oceans, and talk about landmarks on each continent. Making playdough at home is a fun early learning activity that introduces […]

DIY miniature garden. Make a home for a hobbit with this cute hobbit house fairy garden.

DIY Sprouted Hobbit House Miniature Garden

  Sprouted Hobbit House Growing seeds with kiddos can be so much fun. In this activity, the chia seeds grow so quickly that children stay involved in the process and don’t lose interest. Adding a little magic and whimsy by making it into a hobbit hole ignites the imaginations of tiny gardeners. Supplies Large Planter […]