Archive for Tag: outdoor activities for kids

avocado

Grow an Avocado Tree

After you are finished making guacamole with your avocado, save the pit so you can grow your own avocado tree. It’s easy and it will grow HUGE! After you remove the pit from the avocado carefully (without cutting it), wash off all the avocado fruit. Be careful not to...

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rain

Catch Some Rain: Create a Rain Catcher

Every time it rains, water runs off surfaces, such as roofs, and flows across land, collecting dirt, fertilizer, oil or garbage along the way. The United States Environmental Protection Agency estimates that pollutants carried by rain water runoff account for 70% of all water pollution. A rain catcher can...

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butterflies

Attracting Butterflies: Make a Butterfly Puddle

Attract butterflies to your garden by adding a special water and nutrient source for them. Butterfly puddles are a great way to bring them around! Materials: Shallow container Sand Soil, composted manure, or salt Instructions: Puddles or other shallow water sources are important, primarily for male butterflies, as a source...

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trees

Kids Grow: You & the Trees

A great way to get to know trees is to explore your yard, take a walk, or visit a park. Try these activities with the favorite trees you find. Let’s explore the tree’s parts:  BRANCHES are like the tree’s arms. Can you put your own arms near the tree’s branches?...

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outdoors leave no trace

Leaving No Trace: Reducing Your Impact on the Outdoors

Bigfoot’s been doing it for years: hulking around in the backcountry and leaving no trace for people to find. Rob Stephens wants to encourage kids and their adults to be more like Bigfoot. Rob is a volunteer, educator and Arkansas State Advocate with the Leave No Trace organization. “Leave No...

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