Nature and art make perfect companions in this sensory outdoor project. First you’ll use your keen observation skills to collect natural materials outside. Next, you’ll use those items to create a Nature Paintbrush. Finally, you’ll paint beautiful Kindness Cards to send to people you love and care about. Let’s get started!
Earth Day turns 50 this week, and what began with 20 million Americans taking to the streets to demand better stewardship of our planet has evolved into a one billion-person-strong global day of action.
As our families and communities continue to cope with the impacts of global pandemic, we’ve curated this week’s Dose of Peace practices to support you to be with what is and find gratitude for the good amidst it all. We hope you and your family can feel more resilient and connected by practicing kindness to yourself and to others!
While free play outdoors is always a good option for kids, making outdoor time mindful offers additional benefits, like easing anxiety and boosting feelings of calm. This simple Clothing Cut Out project is an engaging activity to do with kids that combines art and the outdoors while helping them tap into mindfulness through their sense of sight.
As we move through another week of quarantine in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus, I’m definitely feeling the effects of being house-bound and out of physical contact with my extended family and friends. While I’m coming to accept this new normal, I’m also experiencing a pretty consistent level of anxiety (anyone else having a hard time sleeping?).
With the pandemic keeping us inside more hours than I’m used to, walking outside has become a necessity – and not just physically.
For many of us, this week has been full of navigating challenges as we stay home juggling work and family life. We feel uncertainty at the state of world, and restlessness as staying home begins to feel more long-term. We are here to support you and your family with simple practices to soothe anxiety in these difficult times. Find resources for relaxation, peaceful practices, coloring sheets and more below!
An Outdoor Sound Hunt is exactly what it sounds like: you walk, hike or sit with your kiddos outside, stay (relatively) quiet and try to "hunt" or notice all the different sounds you hear. This...