Creating with natural materials: Fun Friday features

Last week, our Discover and Explore crew asked our fellow bloggers to link up their favorite posts about creating with natural materials.  Today I am sharing a few of the posts that I found to be really interesting and unique…

Discover and Explore

Danya Banya shared these awesome painted seed pods.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen seed pods this big before in our area!  But we do have some flat, long seed pods that would also be really cool painted…

Creating with natural materials by Teach Preschool

Now, I’m very familiar with this next material.  I mean, who hasn’t thrown these little seed pods into the air, pretending they are miniature helicopters floating to the ground?  But I had certainly never considered using them for art or play.  Lalymom shared many ways to play  and learn with helicopter seeds

Creating with natural materials: Fun Friday features by Teach Preschool

When exploring in nature, we all know that sticks are simply irresistible to young children.  Crafting Connections shared this fantastic walking stick craft that would thrill the smallest of adventurers…

Creating with natural materials: Fun Friday features by Teach Preschool

Our children are big fans of the light table so we are always trying to think of unique materials to explore, but this was a new to one to me.  Where Imagination Grows shared these beautiful DIY nature slides

Creating with natural materials: Fun Friday features by Teach Preschool

Thanks so much to all of our blogger friends for sharing their amazing nature friendly posts with us!

And the fun never stops as we continue Fun Friday over on the Teach Preschool Facebook Page.  I invite you to come check out what our fellow bloggers are sharing this week!  To see what others are sharing, you must be viewing a desktop version of the Teach Preschool Facebook Page.  From the Teach Preschool Facebook Page, click the tab just below the header that says Highlights.  Then click on Posts by Others.  We will be sharing a few of our favorite posts on our wall throughout the day.

More Ideas for Creating with Natural Materials from the Discover and Explore Co-hosts

Creating with Natural Materials

Nature Crafts (KC Edventures)

8 Simple Ways for Kids to Create with Natural Materials (Buggy and Buddy)

10 Ideas for Creating with Natural Materials (Fantastic Fun and Learning)

Creating with Natural Materials (Teach Preschool)

5 Fun Things to Make with Natural Materials (Twodaloo)

By |2013-11-01T01:00:08+00:00November 1st, 2013|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Danya Banya November 1, 2013 at 8:35 am - Reply

    Thank you for featuring our Seed Pod Paintings! And I love the nature slides! A light box is number #176 on my to-make list, but I think I might have to bump it up a bit so that I have an excuse to make these slides as well. 🙂

  2. Lisette November 6, 2013 at 1:51 am - Reply

    So many great ideas! Thanks so much for sharing our nature slides! 🙂

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