Spring Color Sampler with Summer in View

Prepare for Summer P.L.A.Y.!

Nature Alliteration Adventures Summer Activity Book HERE


Spring Color Sampler with Capkins Matching Like Magic!



Summer is in view and you can join in with your Capkin on more adventures too!


Spring: “Squeaky” Spore Spreading


P.L.A.Y. Nature Alliteration Adventure Guide Books

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FREE LAUGHTER – DON’T MISS THE MOMENT!!! 

See “squeaky” spores in action HERE!

Meadow Magic with Spore Spreading in the Spring

My Curious Capkin and I found this bonus treasure while out on a spring walk in the meadow.

You just never know what fun awaits you when you wander! Love it!

Time to lace up your wander shoes and get outdoors for some fun family “wonderings”!

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What natural treasures did you find in your P.L.A.Y. today? 🙂


Draw, write, color, and creatively capture your discoveries

on the pages of your Nature Adventure book!

BOOK LOOK Spring Guide for Nature Alliteration Adventures by Karen L. Willard


Join the SPRING P.L.A.Y. adventures by purchasing HERE!


Nature Alliteration Adventures: The Spring Guide

Over 90+ outdoor adventures designed for March + April + May

*Some access to snow + ice recommended for this P.L.A.Y. guide book.

by Karen L. Willard


Spring is just around the bend with the final bands of snow coming through and the white stuff melting off the southern slopes up here in the north west corner of Massachusetts.

There are still a few ice adventures in store down at the brook and river with the melting run off beginning to raise the water levels too.

Buds and blooms are slowly appearing with a few insects taking the lead as they make their way on the muddy surfaces and taking flight.

So many new and exciting wonder and wander moments ahead as nature unfolds into the next season of renewal.


Time to SPRING into action and join the P.L.A.Y. nature adventures with family and friends!

Draw, write, color, and creatively capture your discoveries

on the pages of your Nature Adventure book!

Purchase your P.L.A.Y. guides HERE.

A Simple Gift: Train Horns – Sounds Like


Passing forward this SIMPLE GIFT to inspire and encourage everyone on their

naturally curious and creative P.L.A.Y.-filled journey.

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‘Tis the Season for special sights and sounds

and to remember to BE PRESENT all year round!


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While my family and I built our new home in a hilltown of Massachusetts we stayed temporarily in an apartment that was right below a set of train tracks in a small village.

Every day for nearly a year we delighted in the sound of the oncoming train and loved identifying it by the sound of the horn. It was a game of sorts to use only our hearing to become familiar with this new “oddity” that became a part of our daily rhythms.

There was the squeaky wheel horn and the loud + proud horn and an odd one named the city traffic horn.

However our favorite horn hands down was the one we called, unfortunately and yet true to the sound, the strangled goose.

This horn gave off a sound that was so strange that you couldn’t help but chuckle every time you heard it. Even when we were many streets away walking to the post office we knew when the strangled goose was going by. I often wondered why someone didn’t try to adjust the sound and let the “goose” horn sing more sweetly.

It is rare for us to hear a train horn where we live now as we are happily nestled in amongst mountains and meadows deeper into the hilltown setting.

However, now when I happen to cross the path of a train horn it always generates a smile as I remember the simple gift of those P.L.A.Y.-filled moments created in getting to know those horns and learning more about the sounds and rhythm of the little village we temporarily called home.

Sending Smiles,

Karen ;0) 🙂

Winter #9 – Nature Alliteration Adventure


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A December treasure quest for you & your curious Capkin

is to search in nature for . . .

“Wispy & Wiry & Wandering”

Bonus Skinny Shadows & Sunshine

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My curious Capkin & I found this treasure to match the description.

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What other natural treasures did you find in your P.L.A.Y. today? 🙂


Draw, write, color, and creatively capture your discoveries

on the pages of your Nature Adventure book!

BOOK LOOK – The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats


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The Snowy Day

by Ezra Jack Keats


Karen’s short + long of it with P.L.A.Y.ful story preview & P.L.A.Y.-filled activity adventure suggestions.


P.L.A.Y.ful story preview (short):

Super Snow Step Story

Winter Walk in Wonder

Absolutely Artistic Adventure

P.L.A.Y.-filled activity adventure suggestions (long):

  • Challenge: What does a snow scene look like where you live? How does the snow behave differently on man-made structures vs. nature made?
  • Super Challenge: What does a winter wonderland look like to you? Set the scene and share it in your Nature Adventure journal.
  • Super-Duper Challenge: Recreate this book cover with paper collage, or paints, or finger paints, or 3D Paint on the computer!

This was my Super-Duper-Challenge best P.L.A.Y.-filled effort to recreate the scene!

Do you see anything missing? 🙂


Capkins LOVE to be read to – especially playful nature themed story books!

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  Be sure to visit and support your local library!


 

BOOK LOOK – The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams


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The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

by Linda Williams


Karen’s short + long of it with P.L.A.Y.ful story preview & P.L.A.Y.-filled activity adventure suggestions.


P.L.A.Y.ful story preview (short):

Fall Season Fa-la-la Follow Along – No Fear just Fun!

Dares you to Dance in the Dim Moonlight

Surprise Story Ending – Shhhh!

P.L.A.Y.-filled activity adventure suggestions (long):

  • Challenge: What do you fear? What are you afraid of? Pick one thing to focus on.
  • Super Challenge: What if you made a song or fun phrase to chant to give you strength whenever you faced this fear?
  • Super-Duper Challenge: What if you practiced using this phrase or song for a whole week, month, or year, would your fear change? Try it!

Capkins LOVE to be read to – especially P.L.A.Y.-full nature story books! ❤ ❤ ❤

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BOOK LOOK- Look What I Did With A Leaf! by Morteza Sohi


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Look What I Did With A Leaf!

by Morteza Sohi


Karen’s short + long of it with P.L.A.Y.ful story preview & P.L.A.Y.-filled activity adventure suggestions.


P.L.A.Y.ful story preview (short):

Lots of Layered Leaves

 Adventures Assembling Autumn Leaf Animals

Collage Crafts, Contrasting Colors, Cycle of a Leaf, and so much more!

P.L.A.Y.-filled activity adventure suggestions (long):

  • Challenge: Prepare ahead by gathering many leaves of various sizes and colors and pressing them to dry AND WAITING ONE WEEK until the leaves are ready for crafting.
  • Super Challenge: While you wait a week for the leaves to dry be considering the art you’d like to make. Is it a simple collage of color? Assembling an animal like the photo’s in Morteza’s leaf work? Or creating a larger piece with seasonal scenery? 
  • Super-Duper Challenge: What other materials in nature could you use in your art work? Pressed flower petals? Seeds? Various colors of stones or sand? Experiment!
  • Super-Duper-Special- Challenge: Look up landscape art ( and the well known Andy Goldsworthy) and outdoor ephemeral art for more simple to super challenging adventures. 

Capkins LOVE to be read to – especially P.L.A.Y.-full nature themed story books! ❤ ❤ ❤

  Be sure to visit and support your local library = All Good! ❤ ❤ ❤