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Minnesotans earn their long summer days after all those winter months. Warm weather means outdoor play for your kids and there are plenty of chances to maximize your children’s outdoor experiences!

-Ask children to compare shapes of leaves, observe the shades of green outside and try matching crayons to them, make a nature collage, or draw animals.

-Dance and movement spark creativity too. dance in the sun and watch the shadows.

-Watch and copy how squirrels and pigeons move.

-Throw leaves in the air and watch them float back down. Drama and role-play inspire imagination.

-Music is often found in the rhythms and sounds of nature. At home, children can listen and imitate sounds like wind, insects, and birds. They can even make musical instruments with natural materials like seeds, pebbles, and sticks.


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