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Free Download: Wildflower I.D. Chart

Free Download: Wildflower I.D. Chart

You know the saying: April showers bring May flowers, and late spring in Maine means plenty of wildflowers blanketing roadsides, back yards, and fields. After a gray winter, spotting vibrant blooming wildflowers isn’t just exciting for kids, it’s also a great learning opportunity for curious kiddos, especially on nature walks and even long car rides. […]


Free Download: Kids Coloring Cards for Caregivers

Free Download: Kids Coloring Cards for Caregivers

Did you know that expressing gratitude builds empathy in children and families? It’s true! In fact, when families say ‘thank you’ regularly, it builds a positive environment for everyone involved. With Mother’s Day and Father’s Day coming up, this is the perfect time for kids to express their gratitude to the moms, dads, grandparents, and […]


How to Make Naturally-Dyed Eggs At Home

How to Make Naturally-Dyed Eggs At Home

If you’re planning to celebrate Easter this weekend or looking for a fun and affordable project for you and your family, look no further than your fridge! Did you know you can make beautiful, vibrant dye using things like onion skins, turmeric, and even purple cabbage? It’s true! And the colors these materials create will […]


5 Fun Activities for Mud Season

5 Fun Activities for Mud Season

For some the words “Mud Season” may not mean much, but we Mainers know a thing or two about mud and all the fun that can come with it. While it may be messy, mud season is a sign of what’s to come—springtime, warm days, flowers, and birdsong… we just need to get through the […]


Free Printable: Weather Activity Sheet

Free Printable: Weather Activity Sheet

You know what they say about the weather in Maine… if you don’t like it, wait a minute! ☀️⛈❄️ March is a great time to for kids to learn about weather science by observing the changing seasons and all the exciting weather that comes with the shift from winter to spring: there may be rain […]


Outdoor Activities for Winter Fun

Outdoor Activities for Winter Fun

Even though the first day of spring will soon be within sight, kids from across Maine are taking advantage of everything winter has to offer – from skiing to sledding to snowball fights. Fresh air and outdoor activities are important for kids’ health, wellbeing, and development – not only does getting outdoors relieve stress (important […]


Free Printable: Winter Animal Tracks

Free Printable: Winter Animal Tracks

Winter in Maine sure is magical and there’s lots to learn outdoors! After a winter snowstorm the freshly fallen snow can reveal who’s been out and about and if you look closely you might see tracks from rabbits, squirrels, foxes, deer, and more!🐾 Download the free printable below, print it out at home or in […]


Free Printable: Lunar New Year Lantern DIY

Free Printable: Lunar New Year Lantern DIY

Did you know the Lunar New Year is the most widely celebrated holiday on Earth?🏮🧧 It’s true and it starts on February 1st! Holidays are a great way for children to learn about cultures different than their own. Help them get in on the fun with our latest FREE printable: a DIY Lunar New Year […]


5 Fun Snow Day Crafts

5 Fun Snow Day Crafts

The cold, snowy days of January have arrived, and with them – snow days! If there’s one thing Maine kids can look forward to each winter, it’s the occasional day off from school on especially snowy days. Snow days are a rite of passage for New England kids and they offer the perfect opportunity to […]


5 Unique & Inexpensive Ways to Wrap a Gift

5 Unique & Inexpensive Ways to Wrap a Gift

The holiday season is here, and with it, the season of giving – and receiving! And what could be better than a beautifully presented gift? Whether you’re the gift-giver or recipient, there’s something so special about a perfectly wrapped present just waiting to be unwrapped – but the cost of wrapping paper and supplies, not […]


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