Nature Prints (Grades 3-5)

Nature prints are an easy and fun way to explore nature through art. What You Need Nature items, such as leaves, dandelions, pine needles or pine cones. Air-dry clay, such as Crayola air-dry clay, Sculpt-it air dry clay, potters’ clay or a homemade salt dough. Wax paper, parchment paper or a plastic place mat or …

Yellowstone National Park Virtual Tours (Grades K-5)

Explore the famous Yellowstone National Park from the comfort of your own home! Ready to explore Yellowstone? You can start now by virtually touring some of the main attractions around the park. Included with each map-based tour is additional information about visiting in person. Visit all of the famous spots in the park like Dragon’s …

Campfire Songs (Grades 3-5)

Gather ‘round the campfire to sing some camping tunes. Join two teachers from the Shenendehowa Central School District to sing some camping songs and learn a little bit about the music and rhythms you hear. Sing around the campfire with your family or just listen and sing along on your own! Embedded YouTube Video about …

En Plain Air (Grades 3-5)

Grab your art supplies and head outside!   If it’s sunny out today, enjoy the beautiful weather and the great outdoors by creating a drawing or painting “en plein air” — meaning outside!   Find a comfy spot in the grass, look closely at the world around you, and create an artwork of a special …

Mindful Munchies (Grades K-5)

Relax around the ‘campfire’ as you practice mindful eating. Most everyone would agree that snacks eaten outdoors or around the campfire always taste better.  We all tend to be more relaxed when we’re outside of on vacation.  Even if we can’t get out to the great outdoors, we can get that relaxed feeling by using …

PBS Kids Nature Games (Grades K-5)

This interactive nature game from PBS Kids will have you exploring the great outdoors! Help Nature Cat spread dandelion seeds as far as possible in Nature Cat: Seed Soaring . This game is great practice for keyboarding, counting and color recognition skills! When you’re done with Seed Soaring, check out these other fun games about …

S’mores Three Ways (Grades K-5)

These twists on the classic recipe will have your children asking for ‘s’more!’ all year long. These three s’mores variations are as wonderfully tasty as the campfire snack that inspired them. They’re great ways to savor a summer classic any time of year and come together with just a few ingredients and less than 15 …