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Gardening with Kids :: Germination Test + Printable

This is a really fun experiment for kids to help with (or take lead on) and depending on how many seeds you have will take an hour or so to start. I think the best part, other than the vibrant red in the beet sprouts, was the wash of cucumber scent that was released as we checked on the cucumber seeds. It was seriously intense, and like a little burst of summer.

You can download the free printable photo tutorial and chart over in the …

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Added by Kris Antonius on March 17, 2015 at 6:41pm — No Comments

That Time of Year



“It’s that time of year, when the world falls in love. When every song you hear seems to say, “Merry Christmas. May your New Year dreams come true…” 

This is a line from one of my favourite Christmas songs by…

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Added by Kris Antonius on December 17, 2014 at 1:19pm — No Comments

DIY Coconut Oil Bird Feeders

Suet bird feeders have been on our to-do list for a while. Since we generally don’t have suet lying around, I decided to use coconut oil (not our really pure one, but a slightly refined version). A lot of the recipes that we found included things like corn syrup and we really just wanted to keep it simple for our feathery friends.

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Added by Kris Antonius on December 17, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

DIY Reusable Gift Wrap

Year after year, I’d go from being totally floored to carefully select or craft Christmas gifts only to slump when it was time to wrap them. Not only did I dislike using up a bunch of paper product to wrap our gifts, but the readily available, last minute – ahem – wrapping paper options weren’t stellar either.

Here are just two simple things we’ve done over the…

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Added by Kris Antonius on December 17, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

All in a Day

http://tinypeasant.com/2014/10/all-in-a-day/

The kids had a blast outside in their zebra face paint, climbing, crawling, and exploring. We managed to pick a few cups of rose hips for our winter vitamin C, and some other items for nature crafts. All in a day. Er, half day. The best part? Milo…

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Added by Kris Antonius on October 14, 2014 at 10:11pm — No Comments

Beeswax Dipped Leaves

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To welcome fall, we joined with another family for a walk in the woods at a local natural area. We were greeted by an abundance of tiny characters beneath the trees; little acorns wearing their adorable…

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Added by Kris Antonius on October 14, 2014 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Sweet Learning // Honey Bees

http://tinypeasant.com/2014/09/sweet-learning/

Thanks to our favourite local bee keeper, our bee-learning this fall took on a hands-on dimension. The kids LOVE bees. They totally get it. They get that we eat from the garden (and the stores) thanks to the bees. They are fascinated by these creatures – we all are. And we all love their sweet, sticky goods, too. Even…

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Added by Kris Antonius on October 14, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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