There are over 30 activities included that only require a printer, a place in nature and an excited kid! I predict it will provide hours of creative hands-on engagement for the kids in your life. Check out what we've done so far with our copy.
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What are Nature Arts and Crafts?
The Nature Arts and Crafts printable pack is a 60 page digital book including over 30 activities to take out into nature and create art. The activities are open-ended, inspiring creativity in nature loving kids. Not only do they get to explore art while out in nature, but also hone some important science and math skills in the process.
There are printables for all skill levels included in the pack, from learning patterns and developing fine motor skills for young children, to creating intricate nature mosaics and nature journals for older kids.
STEAM Learning Opportunities
Not only will kids get to be artistic and explore nature with these activities, but they also learn a lot in the process. Elements of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) are inherent throughout. Concepts like symmetry, and patterning develop math skills. Activities like basket weaving inspire nature engineering projects.
As kids choose the natural items they will use to make art, they make careful observations, looking for specific shapes and colors in nature. This can even lead to better plant identification skills. Using the printables during different seasons of the year can help children understand the changes that nature goes through.
Fun with Nature Arts and Crafts
So far we've enjoyed a few of the activities and are excited to try them all. The best part is that you can do them over and over again and each time they come out differently! It only reminded me that I need to get a little laminator like this for home so that I can make sturdy copies of each that we can take with us whenever we go on an outdoor adventure.
Our cherry tree was just losing its blossoms when we were collecting materials, so we had plenty of pink petals to craft with! Here are some of our other "supplies".
Pattern practice, first an AB pattern, then ABC!
We also had fun with dress-ups!
I love that there are so many different ways you can use the same printable to create something new! Here is another example:
Where Can You Get Nature Arts and Crafts?
Ready to try these yourself? You can follow this link to learn more and to purchase the printable pack. The digital download cost $14.99, and is well worth the money, as you can print them over and over once you own it.
In the meantime, you can enjoy this free excerpt.
Want to know more? Check out this video to see Nature Arts and Crafts in action!
Looking for more nature art? Check out these Nature Sculpture Engineering Challenges or this Beautiful Bird Nest craft. You might also enjoy this post on hosting a family STEAM night!
Disclaimer: I received a digital download of this printable pack in exchange for an honest review.