Anthony Hickling

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 breathe in and …

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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 syllables, the second is 7 syllables and the last …

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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 body need to make to move like that …

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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. Continue to see the image in …

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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. When you hear a sound from nature, …

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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 feeling and from the heart. Tell us what …

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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 your yard or stand outside in the street. …

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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 and feel yourself unwind. …

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Daily Dose: Home

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! Flash connection: Share some Water or Tea You’re thirsty and so is your plant! Fill up a tall glass of water and go sit beside an indoor or outdoor plant. You take a sip, give your plant a sip, you take a sip, give your plant a sip…and …

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Daily Dose: Gratitude

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! Flash connection: Feel the wind Walk towards an open area outside your home. Feel from which direction the wind is coming from. You can close your eyes and feel it on your face. Lick your finger and feel which side gets cold. Look at the trees and see …

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