• August 2020 Wild Kids Magazine
    Summer

    Wild Kids Magazine for August 2020

    Happy August!  Welcome to this month’s Wild Kids Magazine. In this month’s issue, kids can learn how butterflies use colors and designs to keep themselves safe and more, with a “design a butterfly” page where they can make up their own colorful butterflies with what they’ve learned (print extras of page 5 if your kiddos like that activity as much as our youngest does!).  We also have information about how to use hibiscus flowers and leaves to make bubbles, plus foraging and gardening information about catmint (catnip) and sumac and all the usual nature goodies like seasonal poems, botanical coloring pages, nature study pages and more. Click here to view…

  • Summer

    Wild Kids Magazine for July 2020

    Welcome July!  Here is this month’s edition of Wild Kids Magazine.  As always, it’s ad-free and 100% free to read online or on your electronic device, or to print out.  Note:  To read it on a Kindle or with a Kindle app, save the PDF file and mail it to your Kindle email address (this page can help you find your Kindle email address if you don’t know it). This month’s issue is 18 pages and has a rock scavenger hunt with information on identifying rocks (I’ve got links for more rock ID below), news about great astronomical events going on this month, info on growing and foraging borage and…

  • June 2020 Wild Kids Magazine
    Summer

    Wild Kids Magazine for June 2020

    Happy June!   Here is this month’s edition of Wild Kids Magazine. June 2020 Wild Kids Magazine We have lots of fun stuff for you to do this month, even if you’re at home full time. There’s information on identifying night animals by the colors of their eyeshines (reflections of their eyes), plants to bring hummingbirds to your yard, the formula to tell the temperature by counting cricket chirps, foraging info on shepherd’s purse and self heal, ways to have fun with nature (even at home), seasonal poetry, a June phenology wheel and much more. As always, it is 100% free to read online or print out.  This month’s issue…

  • May 2020 Wild Kids Magazine
    Spring

    May 2020 Wild Kids Magazine

      Welcome to the May issue of Wild Kids Magazine.  To be honest, I wasn’t sure I’d be able to get this issue out.  I’ve been rather sick, a consequence of burning my candle at both ends far too much the past few months and being very sleep deprived and stressed right when I needed a healthy immune system.  I’ve been feeling better the last few days though and I put together an issue after all.  I used last May’s issue as a template and I’m afraid I had to use the same poetry page, but I put together some new things to try to bring you some nature fun…

  • April 2020 Wild Kids Magazine
    Spring

    Wild Kids Magazine for April 2020

    Welcome to the April issue of Wild Kids Magazine.  This month is a different sort of month for most of us around the world, so I’ve adapted this month’s issue to reflect that.  Most of the focus is on ways to enjoy nature at home, even indoors, like sprouting vegetable scraps, planning and starting gardens, looking for wild edible plants in our own backyards, and watching the stars from the balcony at night. It’s important to note that even in times like these (especially in times like these), nature is vitally important for our emotional and physical health.  Sunshine, fresh air and light exercise are all great ways to further…

  • March 2020 Wild Kids Magazine
    Spring

    Wild Kids Magazine for March 2020

    Happy March!  My, how the year is speeding by.  Here’s this month’s issue of Wild Kids Magazine. March 2020 Wild Kids Magazine This month in Wild Kids Magazine, we have information about making land art and foraging horsetail, along with botanical coloring pages for wild mustard and horsetail, plus nature cards of trees and their uses.  There’s also a foraging word search and all of the usual nature study pages. As always, it’s 100% free to print out or read online. This month’s collectible nature cards are for trees and their uses.  This month, I’ve put the collectible cards at the end of the magazine in case you’d like to…

  • Feb 2020 Wild Kids Magazine
    Winter

    Wild Kids Magazine for February 2020

    Happy February!   Here is this month’s issue of Wild Kids Magazine.:   February 2020 Wild Kids Magazine This issue is 22 pages and as always, it is ad-free and 100% free to read online or print out. This month, we have information on how to feed wild birds by hand, instructions to make a simple shell or stone sundial, learning abut aloe and mallow, and vintage wild bird collectible cards, along with the usual seasonal poems, botanical coloring pages, nature journal pages and more. I think that we finally have the subscribe button working (fingers crossed).  A few people had trouble clicking the confirmation link, but it always worked…

  • January 2020 Wild Kids Magazine
    Winter

    Wild Kids Magazine for January 2020

    Happy 2020! It’s a brand new year of Wild Kids Magazine, with some fun new additions.  We’ll be offering collectable nature cards in each issue of 2020, starting with butterfly fairy cards this year (real species of butterfly wings shown on drawings of ladies from the 1920’s).  Later in the year we’ll have other cards like flowers, fish, animals and birds’ eggs. For our botanical coloring pages, we’ll be offering herbal pages this year.  Some will be herbs that you can forage, while others will be ones that you can grow in your garden or on your balcony or windowsill.  They are still based on drawings by the wonderful Elizabeth…

  • December Wild Kids Magazine
    Winter

    Wild Kids Magazine for December

    Happy December! Here’s the link for this month’s Wild Kids Magazine: Wild Kids Magazine for December This issue marks our 12th issue of Wild Kids Magazine! This month’s issue is 20 pages (PDF) and as always it can be read online or printed out. From the intro: In this issue, we have: Fun ways to celebrate the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year for those of us in the Northern hemisphere. Information on winter foraging and all of the wild plants you can still find when the weather gets cold. Coloring pages for spruce and chestnuts, two very timely wild plants for December. Botanical gift tags of all…

  • November Wild Kids Magazine
    Autumn

    Wild Kids Magazine for November

    Happy November!  Here is the November issue of Wild Kids Magazine.  It’s 16 pages (PDF) and can be read online or printed out.  As always, it is 100% ad-free and free of charge. November Wild Kids Magazine This month we have information on how to whistle with an acorn cap, how to make mushroom spore prints, and how to do citizen science to help scientists — either at home or in the field.  As always, there are also free printable foraging record keeping pages, nature journal pages, botanical wild plant coloring pages, seasonal poems and more, too. Here are some resources to learn more about this month’s topics. Spore Prints…