Summer is a great time to get outside, have some fun and learn along the way. Here are some awesome ideas from fellow bloggers for creating nature spaces, building nature kits, designing your own nature camp or school and plenty of science and nature activities to try outside!
Create a Nature Space
Create your own nature table with this idea from Witty Hoots via Rainy Day Mum.
Jazz up your nature table explorations with some mirrors with Our Whimsical Days.
Love visiting nature centers? Create your own right at home with this DIY nature center idea from Joy in the Home.
Turn your backyard into a science lab for under $10! Learn how at KCedventures.
Create this awesome water discovery center from JDaniel4's Mom in your backyard!
Do your kids have a growing rock collection? Turn your rockhound's treasures into an outdoor version of this rock exploration center from Buggy and Buddy.
DIY Nature Camp/Club/School:
Organize your own Nature Club for your kids or their play group! Great ideas from Preschool Powol Packets.
Do your kids love nature? Create your own summer Nature School! via Teach Beside Me
Here are some fun ideas for running a summer science camp from Little Bins for Little Hands.
Build Your Own Nature Kit:
Gather together all the essentials for an awesome Nature Study Kit, via Rainy Day Mum.
Build a nature walk bag with these great suggestions from Joy in the Home.
Looking for a great nature kit that is also a wonderful gift? Create your own Insect Nature Explorer Kit, Discovering Nature Kit, or Bird Watching Kit with these ideas from Non-Toy Gifts.
Nature and other Outdoor Science Activities:
Build an Natural Balance: STEM Engineering Challenge- STEAM Powered Family
Over 100 Natural Science Activities- iGameMom
What Lives in Dirt? Exploration- Go Science Girls
Top Tips for Rock Pooling- Rainy Day Mum
The Beginner's Guide to Nature Journaling- Joy in the Home
Create Your Own Nature Journal for Kids (with a free printable)- KCedventures
Free Nature Journal Printables- Homeschool Encouragement
Explore Nature- Joy in the Home
12 Simple Nature Play Ideas- Red Ted Art
Exploring and Painting in Nature- Natural Beach Living
The Best Place for Free Craft Supplies (Nature)- Mosswood Connections
9 Reasons to Gather Natural Materials for Arts and Crafts- Danya Banya
Color Changing Oxeye Daisies- Frogs and Fairies
Can You Start a Fire with a Magnifying Glass? - Go Science Girls
Off Screen with App: Make a Backyard Water Wheel- iGameMom
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