Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Explore Outdoors ~ milkweed pods

By this time of the winter season, most seeds have flown - or been gobbled up by hungry birds, mice, and squirrels. What's left of the milkweed is a hard shell of the pod, smoothed and grayed by wind and weather. What use is an empty pod?

This year I'm encouraging everyone to spend 1,000 hours outdoors. So on Wednesday I'll be posting ideas for nature breaks, field trips, and outdoor play. The goal: to have fun!

Teachers and homeschoolers who want to use nature breaks as field trips can grab a sketchbook or journal, something to draw and write with, and some watercolors, colored pencils, crayons, or markers. Think cross-curricular: art, language, science, math, engineering, movement, exercise! And come back Friday for some STEM book-talk.

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