Author Archive: Amie Elna(Wild Family)🌳🌷🌳

A class on Nature Journaling

Nature Journaling in itself is easy and fun. Basically, you go out in nature, observe and draw! Although the kids and I have done it before while inside Β and sick …Β  And I have sewn sit-upons to use while outside observing and drawing… But when I heard there was a class at the Mo Department …

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Building wooden bird houses

The other day – Eddie was inspired! First… he was inspired to eat a worm because he just read “How to eat Fried Worms” πŸ› . Thankfully – he decided NOT to eat it, and he set the worm free! Second, he was inspired to build a bird house out of wood! His new carpentry …

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Building a bird nest

We went to the Rockwood Reservation for a class on bird nests! After a fabulous presentation on the four type of nests (cavity, cup, pendulum, and platform), the kids went outside to see some actual nests! Red-shouldered hawk nest way up in the tree… And a cup nest under the porch roof… Then it was time …

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Field trips… Field trips… Field trips!

Whew! What a week! So much fun! So much learning! We went on many field trips this week- but our favorite one was to the Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate factory!  The first thing we did at the factory/store was get our fortune read by Zoltar! The tour, organized by the Green Spiral Tours, was great! It smelled …

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Sewing prairie hatsΒ 

Prairie hats and aprons are a huge deal when playing house outside! They are also a necessity when camping in covered wagons… which is exactly what Simone’s Girl Scout troop will be doing in a few months! So… some sewing savvy moms (aka Girl Scout moms) and I got together to teach ourselves how to …

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Unschooling in the community

First of all- Happy Valentine’s Day πŸ’œ Second of all- I am exhausted LOL! We just had a FULL day of free educational activities. We had taken a break from field trips, so it felt really really good to get back into the community and use its resource! Missouri Department of Conservation We took a …

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Collecting Marigold Seeds

It’s a beautiful February day!!!We are all doing yard work and just enjoying the day… even Clover! Since we can’t plant anything in the garden (it is only February!) we decided to collect seeds for the spring! In the summer, Simone had some gorgeous marigolds growing by her camper playhouse! Now, they are dead flowers… …

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Bird watching… from the comforts of my home 🏑 

It all started with a book… This book is amazing! I’m reading a chapter aloud a day- and each chapter tells the story of a bird through the eyes of a bird watcher.  After we read the chapter, we also watch YouTube videos to actually see the bird 🐦! We are learning so much about …

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Beavers at Sioux Passage

We went on a very chilly hike today to a park by the Missouri River, Sioux Passage. It felt great to be outside… …but we became truely excited when we saw signs of beavers! ​Finding trees that have been chewed on by a beaver left us awestruck! Seeing the teeth marks and the wood shavings …

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Homeschool Story-time

As I mentioned in my previous post Dangerous Boys, when there is a void in your life, sometimes you need to fill it yourself! Our void… there was no age appropriate story time for my children. We went to a wonderful, fabulous, magnificent story-time at our library for about 8 years and had the same …

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