Daily Dose: Hear the Music

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! Flash connection: Hear the Music Nature is constantly making music from bird songs, to leaves and wind. Open a window or go outside and listen to the symphony nature makes. Sometimes it is a challenge to allow the sounds of n
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Daily Dose: Sweet and Sour

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! Flash connection: Sour Grass It’s springtime and these beautiful yellow flowers with their green three-leaved clovers pop up everywhere! Can you see any out your window or on your way to the mailbox? Determine where sourgrass
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Daily Dose: Nook and Cranny

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! Flash connection: Find a Nook Find a tree or plant that has a nook you can sit in or lean up against. Allow it to support part or all of your weight. Remind yourself that we humans breathe out exactly what a tree needs to bre
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Daily Dose: Play Pretend

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! Flash connection: Write a Haiku Poem Haikus are a style of Japanese poetry only three sentences long. They are traditionally seasonal and use qualities from nature but they can be about whatever you want. The first line is 5
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Daily Dose: In Bloom

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! Flash connection: Move Like an Animal Let your body become different animals and move the way they would move. Think about an ant, a hummingbird, a heron, a weasel, a badger or a cougar. What kind of adaptations does your bod
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Daily Dose: Snapshot

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas!  Flash connection: Take a Picture Walk towards anything in your yard or out a window and stop when you get close. Close your eyes and do a 3,2,1 countdown and then open your eyes for just 1 second, then close them again. Cont
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Daily Dose: Tune In

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! Flash connection: Trigger and release Find somewhere you can hear sounds of nature. This can be inside but open a window or sit in your yard. Listen for a minute while being still. Now strongly tense one part of your body. Wh
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Daily Dose: Stick With It!

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! Flash connection: Read a Poem Aloud Find a poem you love and read it aloud outside to the world around you. As you are reading, give your attention to individual trees, clouds, plants, worms, and insects and stars. Read with
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Daily Dose: Looking Up

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! Flash connection: Night Gaze Wait until after dark and go outside at night time. The night is home to different animals and insects. Many plants close, the stars and moon are out and nocturnal birds can be heard. Walk around
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Daily Dose: Keep Your Balance

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! Flash connection: Dizzy Lizzy Go outside and spin around in one direction 15-20 times or until you can no longer stand up. Fall Fall Fall down to the ground and lay on your back for at least 10 minutes as you watch the world
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