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Incorporating Nature

Here are some fun ways to incorporate nature into day home activities, as outlined in the Alberta Child Care Accreditation Standards Manual. Click on the photos to go to the sites for more details. .


Playing with ‘nature hunt’ finds with play dough. Image from


Creating a sensory box out of coffee grounds, contact paper, and found items. Image from

Make Sensory soup. Image from

We’re looking forward to seeing all the fun ways our providers incorporate nature!


Great Site with a Tonne of Ideas

This website, Growing a Jeweled Rose, has so many awesome activity ideas. Here are a few that stuck out (click on the picture for the links):

Magical Hatching Dinosaur Eggs!


Homemade Aqua Sand Recipe!


Rainbow Pour Painting!


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EDIT: 8/11/2014: I tried Rainbow Pour Painting with my kids this weekend with Tempera paint and it didn’t work that great, definitely use the acrylic as suggested.

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