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30 Free Spring Ideas and Activities for Caregivers of Children

Photo by Robin LaRoy, A Little Acorn Learning Mama 1. Take out old make-up or face paints and paint each other’s faces.2. Play a game of tic-tac-toe together.3. Color a picture of a butterfly.4. Have a dance party in your living room.5. Make a homemade drum out of empty containers.6. Go on a wildflower hunt …

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Go for a Listening Walk to Celebrate Earth Day!

Today in the Little Acorn Learning Caregiver’s Calendar, the daily activity is to take your children on a Listening Walk. What a nice activity to do with children of all ages the day before Earth Day! What is a Listening Walk? There are many fun ways to do this. You can make a list of …

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Full Worm Moon Today – Build a Wormery with Your Children!

Today we welcome the Full Worm Moon. Go outside with your children tonight and look for the beautiful moon together! It is hard to imagine the ground softening any time soon here in Connecticut. Today my girls are enjoying a snow day!    After seeing my youngest daughter’s artwork today, I guess I’m not the …

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Autumn Equinox Coloring Page and Planning Sheet

Here is a special little freebie to help you celebrate the Autumn Equinox with your children!  Thank you to Ancient Amber, author of many sweet little books that you can Check Out Here for this special gift to our Little Acorn Families.  Enjoy these by right clicking the images and saving ‘as’ to your computer.  We …

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Make a Discovery Ant House

Summer is right around the corner and Rhythm of the Home has just released their beautiful Summer Edition to inspire us!  We are so proud to have our Discovery Ant House featured this season.   Our children absolutely LOVED this activity and learned so much from the experience.  We hope you enjoy it too and …

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May Day Crowns and Circle Time

May Day Crowns Although I prefer to use all natural materials and real flowers, I wanted to be sure the children could take these special crowns home to keep for playtime.   In this case I used artificial flowers with a wire backing, ribbon and colored bells.   To make these easy crowns simply measure …

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Simple Butterfly Mobile

Today the children and I made a pretty spring Butterfly Mobile utilizing some leftover wool roving I had.  These little butterflies are so simple to  make and even little ones can help wrap the wool around.   Supplies Needed: Wool roving in various colors Light colored thread Two branches (ours were cut from our blooming forsythia …

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Earth Day Moss Garden Terrarium

Here is a beautiful Earth Day activity created by my brilliant festival series co-writer Sara Wilson of Love in the Suburbs.  This wonderful project is featured in both the Little Acorn Learning April Enrichment Guide and our new Late Spring Festivals E-Book. And don’t forget to enter to win a free e-book in our Earth …

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