• May 2021 Wild Kids Magazine
    Spring

    Wild Kids Magazine for May 2021

    Happy May!  Sorry this is a bit late today.  Our family has three birthdays in a four day period so this is always a busy time of the year for us, to say the least!  Our son Jack turned 18 yesterday and our oldest child, Toria, turned 23 today.  Then on Monday, our son Alex will turn 14 (and on Tuesday I will sleep a lot!). I tried to gather lots of fun things for this month’s issue.  We have some fun stuff about looking at nature up close with a pocket scope or other magnifying device, some projects using peonies for science (and jelly!), 10 great ways to use…

  • April 2021 Wild Kids
    Spring

    Wild Kids Magazine for April 2021

    Hello April!  It’s another wonderful month to get outside and have some wild fun. Here’s the April 2021 issue of Wild Kids Magazine: April 2021 Wild Kids Magazine This month’s issue is 18 pages and, as always, it is ad-free and 100% free to read digitally or print out.  You can also print out just the nature journal pages, if you and your kiddos want to read the rest on an e-reader. In this month’s issue, we have information about foraging wild greens and how to use them, a kids’ foraging pledge, a phenology calendar and night sky wheel, and much more, with botanical coloring pages for lilies and primroses,…

  • March 2021 Wild Kids Magazine
    Spring

    Wild Kids for March 2021

    Happy March!  The year is starting to fly by, isn’t it?  (Thank goodness!)  The seasons are changing and all kinds of new adventures are waiting for us outside. Here’s the March 2021 issue of Wild Kids Magazine.  This month’s issue is 20 pages and, as always, it is ad-free and 100% free to read online or print out. In this month’s issue, we have information about using the scents of plants to help identify them, the importance of learning poisonous plants (especially in your flower gardens), an edible flower word search, a Bird BINGO game and more, with botanical coloring pages for lily-of-the-valleys and pansies, and all of the usual…

  • Feb 2021 Wild Kids Magazine
    Winter

    Wild Kids Magazine for February 2021

    Happy February! This month’s issue of Wild Kids Magazine has the story behind why many countries made it illegal to collect feathers, a new nature art project to try that I’ve dubbed the crayon box nature art project (what a clunky name!), information about growing columbines and wallflowers, a worksheet to help learn some Latin names of common wild and garden plants, plus all the usual nature poetry, nature journal pages, foraging information and more. Here’s the link to download the magazine.  This month’s issue is 18 pages.  You can read it online, on an e-reader (save the PDF and mail it to your kindle address to read it on…

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  • Winter

    Wild Kids Magazine for January 2021

    Happy New Year!  I hope 2021 finds you healthy and happy. Here’s the link to the January 2021 issue of Wild Kids Magazine. This month’s issue is 20 pages and, as always, is ad-free and 100% free to read online or print out. In this month’s issue, we’ve got all kinds of info on squirrels and how to help them and enjoy them, whether it’s in your yard or at the park.  We’ve also got some ideas for snow painting, information about hyacinths and artichokes, a foraging match up to ID some common wild edible foods, nature journal pages, ways to have fun with nature and lots more. I’ve decided…

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  • December 2020 Wild Kids Magazine
    Winter

    Wild Kids Magazine for December 2020

    Happy December!  It doesn’t seem possible that this month is upon us already. This month also marks two years that I’ve been putting out Wild Kids Magazine, which doesn’t seem possible.  I’ve always said that I would take it year by year in deciding whether to do another year, and I’ve decided to commit to another one, even though my family always thinks I’m nuts because I am so frantic at the end of every month putting it together!  😉  It seems like the world needs all the nature and fun it can get right now. Our first year’s botanical coloring pages were for wild foods to forage, and this year’s…

  • November 2020 Wild Kids Magazine
    Autumn

    Wild Kids Magazine for November 2020

    Happy November!  Here’s this month’s issue of Wild Kids Magazine. Wild Kids Magazine for November 2020   In this month’s issue, we have nature ID sheets (some common examples and sheets to make your own), information about finding accessible trails for everyone, herbal info on calamint and dead nettle, ideas for nature crafts and fun, plus all the usual seasonal nature poems, nature journal pages and more. This month’s issue is 18 pages and as always, it’s ad-free and 100% free to read digitally or print out. Feel free to pass it on to anyone who might benefit. Here’s a little bit of extra information on some of this month’s…

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  • October 2020 Wild Kids Magazine
    Autumn

    Wild Kids Magazine for October 2020

    Happy October! Here is this month’s edition of Wild Kids Magazine.  As always, it’s ad-free and 100% free to read online or print out.  It’s 18 pages this month. October 2020 Wild Kids Magazine In this month’s issue, we have information on how to force spring bulbs to bloom inside in the winter, leaf printing, an autumn bingo page (and a blank one to make your own), nature jokes, the benefits of misunderstood goldenrod, lavender and more, plus all the usual nature study pages, seasonal poetry, foraging pages and more. Here’s a bit of information about the plants featured in this month’s botanical coloring pages. Goldenrod Medium has a nice…

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  • Wild Kids Magazine September 2020
    Autumn

    Wild Kids Magazine for September 2020

    Happy September! Here is this month’s issue of Wild Kids Magazine.  As always, it’s ad-free and 100% free to read online or print out.  To read it on your Kindle or Kindle app, save the PDF file and email it to your personal Kindle email address. This month’s issue is 20 pages, with information on drying herbs and flowers, how to make an easy fruit picker from a pop bottle and a broomstick, growing and foraging yarrow and motherwort, September phenology pages, a nature BINGO game and more.  Our poetry this month features some famous Japanese haiku poets in honor of the Japanese Otsukimi “moon-viewing” Festival.  Click here to view or download…

  • 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…

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