DIY Kid Activities: Stepping Stones

A homemade stepping stone for a personalized garden! ( 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 [...]

2017-05-08T22:16:09-04:00May 8th, 2013|DIY Kid Activities|

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 [...]

2017-05-08T22:22:16-04:00April 24th, 2013|DIY Kid Activities|

DIY Kid Activities: Nature Mobiles

Make art out of nature! ( 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 [...]

2017-05-08T22:25:13-04:00April 17th, 2013|DIY Kid Activities|

DIY Kid Activities: Recycled Seed Paper

  Flower shaped recycled seed paper This activity is part arts and crafts and part gardening!  At HealthBarn USA, we soak old newspaper, blend it into a pulp, mix it with seeds, and end up with cool, personalized paper shapes that can be planted directly into the garden.  Kids love the idea of [...]

2017-05-08T22:28:27-04:00April 10th, 2013|DIY Kid Activities|

DIY Kid Activity: Eggshell Planters

  Eggshell planters sprouting small plants ( Spring is all about planting!  At the Barn, we’re getting our garden ready for summer fruits and veggies.  It’s still too cold out to plant certain things, but you can get a head start while the weather is still warming up by growing seeds indoors in [...]

2017-05-08T22:34:33-04:00April 3rd, 2013|DIY Kid Activities|

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 [...]

2017-05-08T22:43:10-04:00March 20th, 2013|DIY Kid Activities|

DIY Kid Activities: Dream Catchers

Colorful dream catchers to keep the nightmares away! ( Dream catchers are an American Indian tradition from the Ojibway (Chippewa) tribe.  They are made by weaving a web of strings around a round frame and then are hung over the bed to keep away bad spirits and nightmares while you sleep.  The legend [...]

2017-05-08T22:47:12-04:00March 13th, 2013|DIY Kid Activities|

DIY Kid Activities: Coffee Ground Fossils

Your kids may be too young for coffee, but they can definitely have fun playing with it!  Using old coffee grounds, coffee, and some other kitchen basics, kids can create “fossils” for a mini archaeology lesson.  Make sure to explain what real fossils are, and once the coffee ground fossils are dry, you might even [...]

2017-05-08T22:52:36-04:00March 6th, 2013|DIY Kid Activities|

DIY Kid Activities: Let’s Play Cereal Detective!

At HealthBarn USA, one of my favorite nutrition games to play with the kids is called “Cereal Detective,” found in my book Appetite for Life  Kids get to see first-hand how much sugar goes into their food—particularly their breakfast cereal. If you are trying to help your child make the switch from sugary cold cereals [...]

2013-02-27T14:31:23-05:00February 27th, 2013|DIY Kid Activities|
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