NATURE Poop Post #25

Who left this behind?

(*2nd photo clue below!)


SCATBEDOODOO is a new special P.L.A.Y. combination of two things:

SCAT = animal poop (aka feces)

SCAT = the improvised singing of nonsense syllables in jazz music like bop-doo


What to do when you find the poo out in the wild:

1-Watch Your Step!

2-Look with your eyes not your hands (no touch!)

3-Draw or take a snapshot of the poop to later decipher which field or forest animal left behind this special clue.

4- Get curious if you like and poke it with a stick to try to figure out what this animal ate. Can you see fur, seeds, grasses, or ???

BONUS P.L.A.Y.  Sing your own verse of SCATBEDOODOO to celebrate discovering which animal has passed this way before you!

The authors write in the introduction:

“(this book assists with) . . . the joy of reading stories written in the soil and snow. The fun of nature’s challenge is solving the mysteries written on the trail.”

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 very own Nature Adventure book!

You might be interested in reading and watching more P.L.A.Y. beaver adventures including a story of Paddy the Beaver!

Nature Poop Post #22

A magical moment in any outdoor adventure is to find . . .

SCATBEDOODOO!!!

Who left this behind?

Oh Deer!


SCATBEDOODOO is a new special combination of two P.L.A.Y.ful things:

SCAT = animal poop.

SCAT = the improvised singing of nonsense syllables in jazz music like bop-doo-wop.


What to do on this special occasion?

1. Watch your step and look with your eyes not your hands (no touch!)

2. Draw or take a snapshot of the poop to later decipher which field or forest animal left behind this special clue.

3. Then sing your own verse of SCATBEDOODOO to celebrate discovering which animal has passed this way before you!

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 very own Nature Adventure book!

Fall #91 – Nature Alliteration Adventure


An October treasure quest for you & your curious Capkin

is to search in nature for . . .

” Festive + Fall (Autumn) + Foliage “

BonusGreen/Red/Orange/Yellow

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 very own Nature Adventure book!

Fall #15 – Nature Alliteration Adventure


Purchase HereP.L.A.Y. Nature Alliteration Adventure Guide Books


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A September treasure quest for you & your curious Capkin

is to search in nature for. . .

“White Fuzzy Fun Walking”

Bonus Wandering in the Woods

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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!

Fall #10 – Nature Alliteration Adventure


Purchase HereP.L.A.Y. Nature Alliteration Adventure Guide Books


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A September treasure quest for you & your curious Capkin

is to search in nature for . . .

” Petaled + Partial + Pie-sliced “

Bonus Orange-ish

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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!

Fall #4 -Special Page Peek – Nature Alliteration Adventure


This is the book you need to jump into your P.L.A.Y.-filled Fall Season!

Nature Alliteration Adventures: The Fall Guide

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This is sample blank page #4 from the Fall Adventures BEFORE the P.L.A.Y. begins . . .

AFTER taking these 3 “P” words out in nature and searching about with my Capkin for this description this is the colored pencil drawing of what we found to match:

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BELOW is the sample matching photo post put on P.L.A.Y. for you, your kiddos, your family, and everyone to follow along.


A September treasure quest for you & your curious Capkin

is to search in nature for . . .

Puffy +Plain + Pedestal

Bonus Color Challenge Yellow 

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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? 🙂

*Remember we can all find different solutions to match the alliteration phrase on our own adventures out in nature. This photo shows today I found a “puffy plain pedestal mushroom”, perhaps you found a flower or a tree or ??? that matches for you.


Draw, write, color, and creatively capture your discoveries

on the pages of your Nature Adventure book!

Summer #37 – Nature Alliteration Adventure


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


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An August treasure quest for you & your curious Capkin

is to search in nature for . . .

“Ode to the Odd Ovals Outdoors”

Bonus Fun Find in the Forest

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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 P.L.A.Y. Nature Adventure book!

A Silly Summer of Rain or Shine

We’ve had quite the odd summer so far here in New England. It has been either full on hot sunshine or full on rain for most of this season thus far. There hasn’t been too many days with clear and moderate temperatures.

We began with super dry conditions and wondering if we would ever get the chance to enjoy building a campfire in the fire pit out in our community meadow. The garden seedlings needed constant tending to with frequent watering and folks adding mulch or wood chips to help retain the moisture.

There were very hot days that clustered together to make a heat wave more than once in both May and June.

Then the rains came in and everyone gave thanks for the assistance in watering the gardens and had much gratitude for the green lushness that naturally arrived too.

And now we are in the opposite situation where we are having day, after day, after day of rain. And the rain comes in quantities that have been raising the water levels in both the brook (seen above/below) and in the river adjoining our community property. A gain of 7 inches of rain was recorded in our personal gauge in just the span of a few days.

The gardens are now well watered naturally and the hoses sit all curled up wondering when they will ever get used again. The forest has mushrooms that are not typically seen at this time of year and the red efts have been seen in larger numbers on top of the leaf litter on my walks in the woods.

My daughters 6 year old goats, who are not known to thrive in rainy conditions due to hoof rot and other ailments, are tired of being penned up at the barn and eagerly await a dry day to be back out in the meadow munching on all that greenery that has been growing “like weeds”!

And that fire pit, well it has been mowed during one brief reprieve in the rain and now it sits all soggy waiting to dry out just enough to welcome our community to circle up and sit on the benches and share stories, roast marshmallows, and return to summer P.L.A.Y. time traditions.

May you and yours be taking the moment to soak in both the sun and the rain and being present for all the P.L.A.Y. nature moments in your neck-of-the-woods this summer.

Nature Curiosity – Who Was Here?

A-mazing Outdoor Art

Who was on this tree?

It sure is a mystery to me!

A wacky woodpecker who lost his way?

An avian artist looking to play?

Or perhaps a bug gone berserk?

Who do you think created this work?

More P.L.A.Y. Nature Adventures for curious kids and those who are kids at heart = EVERYONE!

SUMMER -Nature Alliteration Adventures

BIRDS – Book Look Nature Adventure Stories

TOADS – Book Look Nature Adventure Stories


Discover even more P.L.A.Y. HERE