Need something fun to do with the kiddos? Got a couple of toilet paper rolls?? Then you can make a pair of pretend binoculars.
In Arizona we’re a little backwards… during Fall, as the blazing heat subsides, we get all excited about venturing outdoors… like most everyone outside of Arizona feels in Spring. So these binoculars seemed perfect to share in this month’s issue of Raising Arizona Kids magazine. We suggest making them for your kids to take on an a family hike. Also be sure to download our Hike Scavenger Hunt worksheet.
These binoculars are a fun way to encourage kids to take in the surroundings and you never know what they might see. After all their imagination is far more powerful than any set of binoculars. For all the details on making a set of Imagination Binoculars head over to RaisingArizonaKids.com.
Since we live in Phoenix, Arizona my kids won’t be waking up to a Snow Day any time soon. However, last week we had an unexpected early release from school due to RAIN! Thankfully we weren’t experiencing any flooding around our home and main roadways, but other families weren’t so lucky.
On our wet drive home from school, we spent a few minutes talking about why heavy doses of rain in the desert can be dangerous and why school was cut short. In all honesty, I tried to sound serious, but I think my boys saw right through me. I was way too excited to have the extra time with them to bake cookies and to splash in our backyard puddles to really sell the idea that bringing them home was for their safety.
Anyway, as we talked about what makes the desert unique, we got to comparing our hikes we take on our annual cabin trip up north in Pinetop, to our hikes on our nearby community trails. While both hikes require water and parental supervision, our surroundings are fairly different.
This week’s worksheet is more of an activity — take your littles outside and point out the plants that make living in the desert Arizona so different. We have a hard time spotting conifer trees nearby (which is probably why most Phoenicians use artificial Christmas trees), but we can see thousands of saguaro cacti from our backyard.
Download our free printable Arizona Hiking Scavenger Hunt
You can find more Arizona printables here.
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We were asked to test out the new Tulip For Your Home collection, and we decided to use the new stencils and paint to create a Craft Room Command Center. We were particularly excited to try the Tulip Stencil Spray Adhesive. You spray it on the back of the stencils to help seal out paint…
We’ve been working on a fun Craft Room Command Center for a parternship with Tulip Paint, but we couldn’t help sharing a little sneak peek. Be sure to stay tuned for all the details and the big reveal. Today we’re sharing a little tutorial for these adorable Yarn-Covered Push Pins. This project is one of…
Today is the last day of our Autumn Market Party Hop. We hope all the fun projects have gotten you in the mood for Fall! Just wanted to give a quick thank you to Silhouette for sponsoring this Party Hop and Confetti Sunshine for organizing it all.
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