Environments of Beauty

Beauty in our lives is incredibly important. I believe this to be true both as an artist, and as a Montessorian. When we’re surrounded by environments of beauty we feel happy, confident, and empowered. We feel in control and like we make (or can make) a positive difference. The idea of the empowerment that beauty brings to

The 12 Month Art & Nature Journal is Here!

Drum roll please………… The Wings, Worms, and Wonder 12 Month Art & Nature Journal is officially released!! (Cue the cymbal crash!) I am so elated to finally officially announce this project!  Summer 2015 I started with the intention of making a flower symbolism coloring book, but thanks to the unexpected putting the project on hold, a

Discover the wonders in your own backyard with this guest post by Amy Parmelee! Click through for ideas and free printables!

What’s in Your Yard? Activity to do & Printables!

Today I am very happy to offer you this guest post by contributor Amy Parmelee!! From the backyard to the schoolyard to the neighborhood yard… I think this is a great activity and is easily adapted for school and community learning environments! And Amy even provided pdf printables of her Bio-inventory sheets to get you started!

Join Wings, Worms, and Wonder on the trail of creative nature connection fun! Click through for lots of ideas, tools, resources, and inspiration!

Join Me on the Trail Less Traveled

Hello everyone! We’re back from blog-cation and headed down an exciting new trail! Lots of soul searching has been going on here at Wings, Worms, and Wonder this summer. From getting a new logo to deep consideration about the direction of this little creative nature centered company. If you’ve been reading this blog for any amount

I challenge you to write one nature poem this month! Click through to get some great ideas and formats from Wings, Worms, and Wonder!

Fear Poetry? I challenge you!

Did you know April is National Poetry Month in the states? Did that question make you cringe or celebrate? 10 years ago I would have cringed, but now poetry and I have a new relationship. I’m not super into poetry, although I like it, and I’m not super smart about poets, but I do know from

Simplify life for spring. Click to get ideas from WIngs, Worms, and Wonder!

Spring Cleaning: 5 Ideas for Renewal

Did you hear spring cleaning and think I was going to make you clean out your garden shed, mop under the bed, or start a meditation practice? Don’t worry! I’m not, unless you want to of course and any, or all, of those 3 things would be awesome! Since spring is in full swing, and it

What better way to celebrate spring than to start nature journals! Click through to learn to make the fun and easy WIngs, Worms, and Wonder Fold-n-Go nature journals!

Wonder Wednesday 43: Fold-n-Go Journals

Happy first Wonder Wednesday of spring! What better way to celebrate spring than to start nature journals! I made these fun and quick journals with my awesome group of participants at the American Montessori Conference and I make them with my little friends and gardening students regularly because they are so easy to make!  

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Inspiration from the Field: AMS 2016 & Beyond

If you’ve been on social media or read the newsletter the past week, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been living it up in Chicago at the American Montessori Society Annual Conference. It’s always a treat to get to go to the AMS conference because it is really awesome to see so many people in one

Love the cheery sweet smell of citrus? Click through to get a FREE Wonder Wednesday citrus garland making activity!

Wonder Wednesday #42: Citrus Garlands

It’s citrus season, so what better way to make use of all those extra peels than to make a garland that smells as good as it looks!! In this month’s Wonder Wednesday activity, we’re making citrus garlands that can be enjoyed inside or out, depending on if, and how, you embellish them! This activity makes

Let nature inspire writing in all seasons! Click through to get a free nature writing activity!

Wonder Wednesday 41: Nature Writing

Since being in VA, I’ve been hanging around with my 3 year old nephew a lot. He’s gotten into dictating stories. About the scene above he dictated: “He’s a farmer because he’s just a farmer. He’s planting flowers in the snow. His farm is right there and he has animals. I think that’s all I