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Get Inspiration for Nature Based Play and Activities

Welcome to play and pinecones! Get inspiration for nature based play and activities for children as you tag along our family’s journey in natural living.

We are casually following the Exploring Nature with Children curriculum through Raising Little Shoots and are excited to share our adventures with you! Click here to learn more about why I started the blog and how to get involved.

Bug rocks on a log: Nature based activity

Latest from the Blog- How to make exploring nature with little ones fun!

The Best Ways to Explore Weather with Toddlers

The Best Ways to Explore Weather with Toddlers – Let’s make learning about weather – a breeze!  This past week we explored the wild and wondrous world of WEATHER!  Activity Sneak Peak: Snow measurement activity Maple taffy on snow  Making an ice suncatcher  Daily calendar activity  Making a pinwheel  Rainbow play Reading about weather  Painting… Continue reading The Best Ways to Explore Weather with Toddlers

Moss and Lichen: How to Make Learning Fun!

Moss and Lichen: How to Make Learning Fun!

Moss and Lichen: How to Make Learning Fun! I’m sure you’ll be lichen these a-moss-ing ideas!  Okay, okay. No more puns from me.  Winter is approaching and everything will soon be covered in a white blanket of snow. We took advantage of the recent blast of warmer weather to discover the unique world of MOSS… Continue reading Moss and Lichen: How to Make Learning Fun!

The Best Way to Discover Fungi with Little Ones

The Best Way to Discover Fungi with Little Ones

The best way to discover fungi with little ones

One Full Week of Playful Pumpkin Perfection

Find 7 days of inspiration for pumpkin themed play and activities for children with One Full Week of Playful Pumpkin Perfection.

A Toddler-Friendly Pond Study: How to Make a Splash!

Explore nature with pond themed activities and play for toddlers A Toddler-Friendly Pond Study: How to Make a Splash!

10 Colourful Toddler Activities to Fall in Love with Today!

Nature inspired Fall crafts, activities and play! 10 Colourful Toddler Activities to Fall in Love with Today!

How we Celebrated This Year’s Harvest Moon

Activities, crafts, and ideas for a Harvest Moon celebration for children. Get inspiration for exploring nature with little ones.

8 Absolutely Awesome way to Discover Bugs with Toddlers

8 Absolutely Awesome ways to Discover Bugs with Toddlers

8 absolutely awesome ways to discover bugs with toddlers- Do you want to explore the world of bugs with your child, but need some inspiration? Or maybe the thought of creepy, crawley, leggy creatures make you squirm?  Perfect! I’ve compiled a list of 8 absolutely awesome ways to discover bugs with toddlers- and you won’t… Continue reading 8 Absolutely Awesome ways to Discover Bugs with Toddlers

Why Fall is the BEST time for exploring seeds with Children

Why Fall is the BEST time for exploring seeds with Children- The air is crisp and the leaves are dropping off the trees like crazy. Its safe to say that Fall is in full swing, yay! Fall is a wonderful season for partaking in many different family outings and activities. From pumpkin patches to apple… Continue reading Why Fall is the BEST time for exploring seeds with Children

How to Make Exploring Nature with Little Ones Fun!

Welcome to the first blog post on play and pinecones– I’m Christine! My goal here is to inspire parents with ideas for nature based play and activities by sharing our family’s journey of raising two little ones in a natural lifestyle.  If you are looking to:  Explore nature with your young children but are unsure… Continue reading How to Make Exploring Nature with Little Ones Fun!

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