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Exploring Nature with Young Children

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The Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Learners Activity Guide focuses on wildlife and nature exploration. Please see the following links for activity resources.

Copy Me Pages

Copy Me Pages provide resources to support the procedures of several Growing Up WILD activities. These reproducible pages are available as easy-to-print PDF's at the link provided below.


Full size graphic sheets are also available for these activities:

Ants on Parade - graphing units

Ants on Parade - compare ants

Oh Deer - habitat components

Seed Need - seed wraps

Show Me the Energy - graphing  units

Alphabet Pages

Some Growing Up WILD activities suggest using alphabet pages in Centers to include an additional literacy component. These reproducible pages are available as easy-to-print PDF's at the link provided below.



A glossary of terms found in the Growing Up WILD activity guide are available for download. Growing Up WILD's glossary of words and phrases related to nature, wildlife, and the outdoors will help educators and caregivers as they continue to explore and educate young learners in nature-related activities.




Home Connections Cards

Growing Up WILD features Home Connections -- fun things parents, guardians, and children can do together to extend the learning at home. There are “Home Connections” cards in English and Spanish to print and send home with children. A list of "Home Connections" cards are available for download below.


Holiday Calendar

The Growing Up WILD holiday calendar features ideas for incorporating wildlife into holiday celebrations. With holidays such as National Bird Day and Endangered Species Day, there's fun to be had year round! Click here to download the holiday calendar.

Book List

A host of non-fiction and fiction books are referred to in Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children for further reading, study and inquiry. To download an outline of suggested reading related to Growing Up WILD activities please refer to the link below.

Children's Book List - organized alphabetically

Children's Book List - organized by activity


Show Me Wildlife

Organized by each Growing Up WILD activity, Show Me Wildlife links allow you to view an array of videos featuring wildlife, insects, plants and more. Stay tuned!  




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Holiday Calendar
Book List

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