DIY Kid Activities: Memory Books

Summer is a time filled with memories: new friends, exciting experiences, and lots of adventures.  The perfect way to keep track of all you’ve done is to make a memory book.  Memory books can last forever, and serve as a great reminder year to year of all the people and places we saw in years […]

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DIY Kid Activities: The Good Bug vs. Bad Bug Game

Bugs aren’t all so bad!  We often think of bugs as being icky, creepy crawlers, but bugs actually do great things for people and the environment.  When I first started HealthBarn USA in 2005, my gardener called me on my cell phone to tell me that we had a major problem in the garden.  Clearly, […]

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DIY Kid Activities: Hairy Caterpillar

Kids love bugs—so what better way to introduce them to gardening than with their very own silly hairy caterpillar?!  These caterpillars are easy to make, very cute, and super cool when they start to grow grassy hair in just a few short weeks! Time: 30 minutes, and a few weeks for grass to grow. Materials: […]

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DIY Kid Activities: Stepping Stones

Add a personalized touch to your garden with these great, crafty stepping stones!  All you need is some quick drying cement—which is easier to work with than it may sound—and some objects from nature.  Kids at the Barn love adding their handprints to their stepping stones and placing them in the garden.  It becomes their […]

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DIY Kid Activities: Solar Ovens

The sun is the source of most energy on earth, including energy from wind and waves.  Plus it provides a natural source of vitamin D for our bodies.  This activity introduces kids to the power of solar energy in an easy-to-understand way.  They’ll learn how the energy of the sun can be used to heat […]

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DIY Kid Activities: Nature Mobiles

Combine nature and art with these awesome nature mobiles!  They can be hung inside for decoration, or on the porch so they can twirl in the breeze.  Instead of objects from nature, you might also try this activity with recycled materials or things that might have otherwise ended up in the trash. Get your creativity […]

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DIY Kid Activities: Nature Crowns

As spring approaches, kids are really excited to get back outdoors!  One of my favorite activities for this time of year is to make nature crowns.  Kids love exploring outside and collecting things to put in their crowns.  When we do this activity HealthBarn USA, we love seeing the cool things that kids find in […]

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