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Cooking in the Outdoor Kitchen with Herbs and Sparkles

Cooking in the Outdoor Kitchen with Herbs and Sparkles

    We use sand and water a lot in our outdoor sensory table. Last week I noticed that the children were collecting leaves and grass from the yard to add to the water in the table to make “soup”. I decided to set up the sensory table on the porch, where there is more space for the children to work, and to add a few new sensory items that would expand the cooking experience.   I had just purchased…

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Fall Leaf Necklaces

Fall Leaf Necklaces

Autumn is here and, although we live in San Diego where not many trees lose their leaves in the fall, we were able to find a good number of very pretty leaves during a walk around the neighborhood.  After our walk, we used plastic needles to sew the leaves together.  The children asked to add beads to their necklaces.  Beautiful!

Flower Parts on the Sticky Board

Flower Parts on the Sticky Board

As part of our unit on plants, we added flower parts to the sticky board.  I cut leaves, stems and flowers out of felt. We used pieces of yarn for roots and real sunflower seeds as the seeds.  At first the board looked like this after the children finished with it. I love that someone used a purple flower as a flower pot. I thought it was very creative.   After a few days of putting the flower parts together and…

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Leaf Prints

Leaf Prints

 We’ve been picking up tons of leaves on our nature walks recently and I’ve been looking for ways to incorporate them into projects. These leaf prints worked well with the big sturdy leaves we found.  We painted the leaves with lots of bright colors.  Then we turned them over on the paper and and pressed them with our hands. When we peeled the leaves off of the paper, we had beautiful prints!