- Seeds – a collection of seeds of your choice – we used mostly wildflowers but added in some extra seeds as well (note: the larger seeds don’t always stay in your seed bomb easily so use smaller seeds if possible – I used some sunflower, nasturtium and sweet pea seeds that were pretty big and I had to work hard to keep them in the seed bomb)
- Colored paper torn into pieces – 2-3 pages (I used 3 pages of paper; red, orange and pink)
- Newspaper torn into pieces – 2-3 pages
- Silicone mold – if you don’t have a mold you can also just form into balls with your hands
- 2 cups of water
- Mixing bowls
- Peanut Butter
Step 1: Cut hearts out of cardboard
Step 2: Poke a hole and tie a string for hanging
Step 3: Spread peanut butter on the hearts
Step 4: Dip in seed
Step 5: Hang them outside and watch the birds enjoy!
- Thick card stock
- Hot glue gun
- Nature finds (pinecones, sticks, leaves, etc)
- Googly eyes
- Flowers- Pressed flowers will last longer!
- Parchment paper
- Air Dry Clay
- Heart cookie cutters
- Straw (If you want to hang it)
- Twine (If you want to hang it)
- Mod Podge
- Pine cones
- Acrylic paint, colors in baby pink, white and fuchsia
- Paint brush
- Wooden skewers
- Green paint or green floral tape
- Drill with small drill bit (same diameter as wooden skewer)
- Mod podge
- Glitter, extra fine (optional)
Step 1: Using a paint brush, paint each pine cone in the color of your choice. Put aside to dry between coats and apply as needed to achieve desired coverage.
Step 2: Once dry, drill a small hole about ¼” deep into the bottom of the pine cone using a small size drill bit (the same size as the diameter of the wooden skewer).
Step 3:Paint the skewers green or wrap the wooden skewer with green floral tape starting at one end and finishing at the other.
Step 4: Insert one end of the wrapped or painted skewer into the drilled pine cone. Add glue if necessary to hold together.
Step 5: Glitter your pinecone flowers by applying mod podge to pine cone tips and then pouring glitter over top. Shake off the excess glitter and set aside until dry.
Step 6: Arrange the pine cone roses inside a vase for a beautiful alternative floral bouquet.
- Large green to gold leaves with plenty of flexibility & thin stems
- Leaf to write a letter to a fairy
- Craft glue
- Sealing wax (optional)
- Permanent fine tip marker
Step 1:Cut out a 5cm x 5cm square out of your leaf (you can make these as big or small as you want :)
- 2 sheets of white paper
- ink pads – reds and pinks (you can also use finger paints)
- black marker
- pencil (optional)
Step 1: First we need to make a heart stencil. The easiest way to go about it (in our honest opinion) is to fold a sheet of paper in half and draw a half-heart shape. You can easily cut the heart out then, just by cutting along the line.
- Glue Gun
- Pinecones (Pick them from your back yard)
- Garden Clipper
Step 1: Take a piece of cardboard and draw a shape of a heart any size you want. With scissors cut the valentine out.
- Branches (Go outside!)
- Scrapbook paper in pink
- White spray paint, or regular white paint
- Pink and white twine
- White pitcher
- Heart Puncher
Our newest nature-based education is HERE and includes fun activites that are perfect for Valentine's Day!
Nature is Neat - We LOVE Nature
This digital download is jam packed full of information for your little ones and includes reading, writing, science, art and of course - nature exploration.
- Fun Facts About Nature in February
- Big Information for Little People - We LOVE Nature
- A Few New Words
- A Poem to Ponder: February
- Big Projects for Little Hands #1 - Love Potion Experiment
- Big Projects for Little Hands #2 - Heart Nature Weaving
- Big Projects for Little Hands #3 - Owl You Need is Love
- Big Projects for Little Hands - Younger Learners - Scavenger Hunt
- Big Projects for Little Hands - Older Learners - We Love Animals Research
- Worksheet: We Love Nature Word Search
- Reflect and Review
- Dive Deeper: Book and Video Resources
- Each Nature is Neat packet is approximately 15 pages long and is an open and go type format! Simply print out the packet (or view on your electronic device) for a fun, educational, and simple mini-lesson on the topic at hand.
- Designed for children ages PreK-5th grade
- All of the activities inside each packet utilize supplies you typically already have in your home or backyard.