If you find yourself inspired by the colors and shapes of nature, this activity is the perfect way to spend time observing and celebrating that beauty! With our free printable Leaf-Pounding Journal, learners of any age will enjoy gathering plant specimens, experimenting with “plants as paints,” and getting kinesthetic to leave their artistic mark.
Whether you’re a caretaker looking to keep little learners engaged or an educator gathering some activity inspiration (and a lot of you are both!), we turned to some fantastic public gardens and rounded up six videos that teach and entertain through science, nature, arts, and culture.
You might think forest canopies are “Just the tops of the trees…” but they are actually: weather buffers, major habitats, safe-havens, and really cool places to explore.
Sometimes scientists aren’t trying to see insects, but insects are such a force that they demand to be seen! Learn some interesting facts and stories about how and why scientists capture and study insects, and how meteorologists might be watching insects by accident.