Easter at Eastman Nature Center in Minnesota
I have been so busy playing that I think I forgot to tell you about Easter at Eastman Nature Center in Minnesota! It was the best. We hunted for eggs in the woods, dyed Easter eggs with natural dyes, visited with the Easter bunny, and more. What a nice time we had. It is an EGGstravaganza with fun for all ages!
This is me standing in front of the green screen for my official picture by Three Rivers Park District. In the next picture, you can see the background and title they added. It was fun to dress up in their bunny ears and hold the sign. Actually, I was a little nervous as it was my first green screen. Anyway, how did they know I love bunnies?
It made more sense when they sent me my finished photo. They are so smart at that nature center. When I grow up, I am going to learn to do that, too!
There were games! I liked the games. I had to stand on the purple line. Purple is my favorite color!
We gathered eggs in the woods. Since it was still muddy from snow melting, I got to wear my rain boots! I went on the trail for 3-year-olds. There were different trails for different ages. Look, I found a green egg!
Of course, I wanted to pet a bunny! Yes, of course! I would and I did.
There was face painting. I sat very still for the nice volunteer who painted my face to look like a bunny.
And a sandbox. I could have stayed a lot longer. My Nana will let me stay longer next time. The sand ran through holes in the eggs! What a great invention!
So, as I mentioned, we dyed eggs with natural colors. First, we brought our own hard-boiled eggs to a room full of tables, dyes, and bowls to leave the eggs for awhile. At the end, we went back and collected our eggs. How did we know which eggs were ours? Those smart nature people gave us white crayons to write our names on the eggs, and the dye didn’t stick to the crayon wax. So smart of those people!
Oh, I took my Easter Basket to carry my pretty eggs home. Yes, that is still me, my face was painted by a nice lady when I was there, remember? I was a little sad when it was time to leave.
Oh, I almost forgot! The Easter Bunny was there and wanted to see me. Your parents take the photos themselves.
Consider this an early notification to remember to sign up next spring and have some fun as we did.
We took a selfie to show you my mommy! Isn’t she nice?
Bye until next time! Miss Owl
Free Printable Where is Reunion Island
Where is Reunion Island? Do you know? Many children can probably easily find Madagascar on a globe or world map. This mini-lesson will help extend their knowledge to another “nearby” island, Reunion Island, or La Réunion. With a fabulous landscape, volcanoes, adventure sports, and cultural activities, it is also very interesting.
Do you know about HELLP Syndrome?
No, that is not a misspelling. HELLP is thought to be a variant of pre-eclampsia, although it may be entirely different. As teachers, we get students with a varied set of background experiences and health conditions. We need to be aware of the issues some families have and may have experienced. I have experienced this syndrome personally as I had HELLP Syndrome and a birthing emergency.
Recipe Cari boucane from Reunion Island
I recently had the pleasure of cooking a traditional meal from the French Reunion Island for some people who have never visited the island. Saffron, thyme, tomato, potato, white rice, garlic, onion, and bacon prepared in the traditional way made a lovely meal and cultural experience for them. It was delicious! I used the recipe I remember from living there.
Color Blast Kitchen Art and Science
Mixing colors in the kitchen with a few common ingredients provides an engaging activity for children. This is one they are sure to want to do over and over as it will be different each time. This activity is so fun and so easy!
Painting Flowers to Make Coasters Craft Idea
Watercolor painting is fun for children and with a little help they can create flowers for a vase and flower coasters for a special tea party, lunch, or dinner.
Playing with Pattern Blocks Helps form the Foundation for Fractions
Here I am putting pieces in a puzzle my own way. The total will still be the same, but I am an original. I’m going to finish this up with two more triangles as I like triangles! That will be six triangles, one diamond, one trapezoid, and a hexagon. So this will be 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/3 + 1/2 + 1 = 2 & 5/6 again.
Easy DIY Activities Ages 1-2 and Five Little Pumpkins
These activities used felt, puffballs, recycled lids and containers in the colors of your choice, and an egg carton bottom.
Visit to the Farm at the Minnesota Zoo
A visit to the Farm area at the Minnesota Zoo during October. Fall toddler activities, also.
Easter at Eastman Nature Center in Minnesota
Let us tell you about Easter at Eastman Nature Center in Minnesota! It was the best. We hunted for eggs in the woods, dyed Easter eggs with natural dyes, visited with the Easter bunny, and more. What a nice time we had. It is an EGGstravaganza with fun for all ages!
Visiting Eastman Nature Center, So Much to See!
This time we visited Eastman Nature Center in the summer. We started with a walk. I had a planter dish to collect things for a class I was taking. We were collecting things that were no longer living and were OK to pick. We made a fairy house and I played at the center, too.