Tag: Nature

Summer Adventure #2: Fort Wilkins

Author: Erin Lempkowski June 13, 2021 In Blog Comments (0)
An aerial view of Fort Wilkins in the summer.
Our next stop on our summer adventure list is not only an attraction, not only a hike, and not only an event–it can be all three!  Fort Wilkins, located on the northern shore of the Keweenaw, has a restored 1844 […]

Summer Adventures in the Keweenaw

Author: Erin Lempkowski June 7, 2021 In Blog Comments (0)
O Kun de Kun Falls as viewed from the south bank.
This summer, we are taking a break from the monthly theme and activity resources. Instead, each week we will highlight a free or low-cost local attraction, hike, or event recommended by Kaleidoscope staff members. Whether you are new to the […]

Starting a Garden

Author: Kaleidoscope Education April 11, 2021 In Blog Comments (0)
Need a little inspiration to get started on this year’s garden? Look no further! Child-Led Gardening Learn about this laid-back approach to getting kids exploring, learning, and growing in the garden. Pizza Garden Kids love pizza and an easy way […]

Storytelling Tools

Author: Kaleidoscope Education March 21, 2021 In Blog Comments (0)
Keep those stories coming with this week’s storytelling tools. Journey Sticks Have your child make a journey stick on their next adventure. Making a journey stick requires paying attention to surroundings and helps the maker remember their adventure. This adds […]

Dogsledding with Kids

Author: Kaleidoscope Education February 14, 2021 In Blog Comments (0)
Dogsledding is not just for the grownups! This week’s resources are all about kids and dogsledding. Image Credit: Seavey’s IdidaRide Dogsledding with Kids Resource for Parents Want to plan a field trip to a sled dog kennel? Here are some […]


Author: Kaleidoscope Education February 7, 2021 In Blog Comments (0)
The Last Great Race is approximately 1,100 miles long and runs from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. Check out these resources to learn more! What is the Iditarod? Here are the key facts about the Iditarod, wrapped up in a brief, […]

Up north, winter is time for dog sled racing!

Author: Kaleidoscope Education February 2, 2021 In Blog Comments (0)
Inuit and Dog Sled Coloring Pages Enjoy these coloring pages to help children learn about Inuit people and their sled dogs! Sled Dog Paper Model Craft The Inuit (the indigenous people of the Arctic) use dogs to help with their […]

Snow Art

Author: Kaleidoscope Education January 24, 2021 In Blog Comments (0)
Join us for some seasonal, snow-themed art projects. Snow Painting Easy enough for your youngest artist, but fun enough for all ages, follow these simple steps to create art on winter’s free canvas–your snowy yard. Clay Polar Bear Try this […]

Snow Science

Author: Kaleidoscope Education January 17, 2021 In Blog Comments (0)
This week we will delve into some fun science lessons and experiments with a plentiful natural resource (though maybe not as plentiful as usual!): SNOW. Melting Snowman Experiment There’s nothing better than using the changing seasons to set up a […]

Animals in the Snow

Author: Kaleidoscope Education January 10, 2021 In Blog Comments (0)
This week we look to the animal kingdom to expand our snowy learning adventure. Photo by Gordon Fox Arctic Animal Videos Here is your teacher-approved list of Arctic Animal Videos for the youngsters in your life. (No blood and guts […]