Welcome to Art and Nature Connections!! The pdf files are always being updated because I want to, over time, keep adding new ideas. If you download any of the below files, feel free to email me (Contact Page) so I can send you updates from time to time. Thank you for understanding this is a work in progress! I'm so excited to share experiences with you!! Please share any feedback, thank you so very much!!!!!
A very special Thank You to my darling grandson, Jaxon, for so many precious moments experiencing nature and creating art! Love, Nonna!!
Winter and Spring pdf files to be added soon! Please download Introduction, Summer, and Autumn files!! At the bottom of this page, I am adding reusing/repurposing plastic activities.
The sun shines brightly as shadows dance and fly!
Swinging and singing to the trees nearby!
Summer, Summer barefoot at the beach.
All the colorful flowers have secrets to teach!
Leaves are turning bright orange and red.
Nature is putting her children to bed.
The air grows chilly and the nights grow long.
Listen to the geese above singing their joyful song!
More rain and puddles, fun galore! Snowflakes fall like fairies.
Tiptoe on starlit nights. Dream, be kind, and be merry!
Winter is a time for staying cozy in safe, warm beds.
Bears, bees, and birds and more nestle sleepy heads.
Wake up! Wake up! The buds now grow!
Gardens are waiting for rake and hoe.
Plant your seeds and then go play!
Sunshine awakens each new day!
Files coming soon.
My goal is to keep as much plastic out of landfills as possible. Plastic bottle caps are not recyclable, no matter what they say. Most recycling centers are not equipped to deal with them as they scatter and clog machines and pose a hazard to workers. So, save those caps! You and your children, students, or grandchildren can enjoy making all kinds of sculptures and designs with them. Also, use them to make colorful prints (above painting/print by Jaxon, age 3)! And, those caps that have a hinge, why they make great mobiles that create interesting sounds! And you can fill larger caps with water and place in your garden for butterflies, bees, and birds to take thirsty sips! These are only a few ideas. I'm sure you can come up with many more! Please share them with me via my contact form! Thank you!! Have fun!