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A little bit of dirt : 55+ science and art activities to reconnect children with nature
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Dandelion Bubbles, Rain Drums, Seed Bomb Lollipops and more!

Bursting with creative hands-on outdoor science and art activities, A Little Bit of Dirt is full of motivation to get outside and explore. Whether you're investigating the health of your local stream, making beautiful acrylic sunprints with leaves and flowers, running an experiment with your backyard birds, or concocting nature potions, you'll be fostering an important connection with nature. The engaging activities encourage the use of the senses and imagination and are perfect for all ages. Discover more about the natural world waiting just outside your door!

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Table of Contents
Introductionp. 9
A Note on Collecting Natural Objectsp. 11
Framed Nature Artp. 12
Native Plantsp. 14
Nature Boatp. 16
Dandelion Bubblesp. 18
Plaster Treasuresp. 20
Story of the Lakep. 22
Decorated Sticksp. 26
Earthworm Towerp. 28
Texture Gardenp. 30
Water Cycle Demonstrationsp. 32
Nature Sensory Bottlesp. 34
Nature Blocksp. 36
Surfaces Demonstrationp. 38
Nature Cutting Trayp. 40
Frog Huntp. 42
Nature Weavingp. 44
Investigate a Snailp. 46
Wild Seedsp. 48
Sticky Nature Braceletp. 50
Rainbow Photo Challengep. 53
Sweating Leaves Demonstrationp. 54
Seed Bomb Lollipopsp. 56
Underwater Viewerp. 58
Stream Water Qualityp. 60
Nature Crownp. 66
Sink and floatp. 69
Rain Drumsp. 70
Pounding Artp. 72
Coloring Flowersp. 74
Rolling Nature Paintingp. 77
Acrylic Paint Sun Printsp. 78
Outdoor Scavenger Huntp. 81
Hake a Bug Hotelp. 82
Recycled Paper Postcardsp. 84
Nature Potionsp. 87
Leaf Peoplep. 89
Mystery Gamesp. 90
Nature Wreathp. 95
Hake a Terrariump. 96
Bird Beak Gamep. 98
Create Bird Feedersp. 100
Nesting Materials for Birdsp. 102
Foil Leavesp. 104
Soil Studyp. 106
Mud Piesp. 109
Nature Journalp. 110
Flower Pressp. 112
Nature Paintbrushesp. 114
Nature Facesp. 117
Leaf Luminariesp. 118
Negative Space Artp. 120
Nature Treasure Collectionsp. 123
Appendix AResourcesp. 124
Appendix BMacroinvertebrate Identification Chartp. 125
Indexp. 126
About the Authorp. 128
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