Nature Activities

Explorer Binoculars

June 29, 2015

Explorer Binoculars are a great way to stimulate excitement about spending time outdoors, and promote imagination and fun! Once the binoculars are made you can bring them on a hike or any outdoor adventure. For this art project you will need: two toilet paper rolls (or one paper towel roll cut in half), string, scissors, […]

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Nature Art: Stick Baskets

June 29, 2015

Looking for a fun, challenging, creative nature art activity? Look no farther! This Lincoln Log stick basket is the perfect use for all those little sticks found on the ground. All you need is yarn or twine, scissors, and plenty of sticks. First collect a handful of sticks that are all about the same diameter, […]

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Making Seed Balls

June 5, 2015

One of the activities we did at Farrington’s Fairy Festival was to make seed balls. It’s a good way to get dirty, learn about seeds and have fun planting (glitter optional!) Materials Needed: Air Dry Clay (available from craft stores) Compost or Potting Soil Easy to grow seed varieties (veggies or flowers) Aim to mix […]

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Amphibian Symphony

May 5, 2015

Did you know that frogs make different noises? Just like birds have different songs and the practiced ear can learn to identify a bird without ever seeing the animal, you can also learn to figure out which frogs are nearby just by their calls. The best part about learning frog sounds, however, is that even […]

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Spring fun in nature

May 2, 2015

For children spring is about getting out and getting muddy! Finding small creepy-crawlies is often an added bonus. Here’s a list of fun nature activities to try this spring! Make Mud Paint by Learn Play Imagine Painting with Leaves by Classic Play Making a Worm Tower by Teach Beside Me Helping Birds Build Nests by […]

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Getting comfortable on snowshoes

March 28, 2015

This February Vacation, four groups came out to Farrington Nature Linc for a day of sledding and snowshoeing.  For some, it was their first time sledding.  For almost all, it was their very first time on snowshoes.  If golf is a good walk spoiled, snowshoeing is a winter walk enabled, especially this winter!  With a […]

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Fairy Crafts to do at home

March 26, 2015

With spring (and our fairy festival) right around the corner we pulled together some crafty activities for the elves and fairies in your house! These activities will get you outside to collect the items you need to make the crafts inside! Fancy Stick Crown by MamaMiss Rose Petal Fairy Perfume by the Imagination Tree A […]

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Fairy House Building Links

January 19, 2015

Calling all Fairies, Elves, Gnomes and other magical creatures..save the date Saturday, May 16th for the first Farrington Fairy Festival. Tickets are onsale now. (Click here!) We’ll spend a few hours at Farrington participating in guided activities like a magical forest hike including special Elf training, nature crafts, fairy house building and a chance to […]

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Fairy House Building Ideas

January 13, 2015

Calling all Fairies, Elves, Gnomes and other magical creatures..save the date Saturday, May 16th for the first Farrington Fairy Festival. Tickets are onsale now. (Click here!) We’ll spend a few hours at Farrington participating in guided activities like a magical forest hike including special Elf training, nature crafts, fairy house building and a chance to […]

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Winter Activities For Your Kids

January 12, 2015

Winter time doesn’t mean you have to stay inside all the time.  In fact, it can be the absolute perfect time to get outside and do something you can’t when the mercury stays above freezing.  Sometimes, you are blessed with cold and snow, in which case getting outside is often as easy as putting on […]

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