The March 2020 issue of Wild Kids Magazine is up!
For those who are new to the magazine, Wild Kids is a free monthly printable nature-based magazine that I publish as a nonprofit way to put some more good in the world. Each issue includes ways to learn and play in nature that month, foraging information, a weather tree to track the month’s weather, nature study pages and seasonal poems and activities. This year, I’m including vintage nature-themed cards each month, too (so far we’ve had butterfly fairies, birds and trees).
You can check out the March issue here.
Weather Tree by Betsy Wetsy on Flickr
I’m in love with weather trees.
I’ve admired them over the years and always wanted to start one with the kids.
Weathertree.com offers this one for sale from the UK each year…
And they also offer one that focuses on goals (weight loss, exercise completed, eggs laid by chickens and small business profits are some examples!) instead of weather…
And this gorgeous one is available on etsy.
I’ve had several pinned on Pinterest for a while now to inspire me to make my own.
Some people just color them with one or two colors for sunny or cloudy, while some color-code the leaves for hot, windy, rainy and so on. On some calendars, you can see people colored the leaves several colors to show changing weather or various elements of the day’s weather.
We’re going to do the weather (cloudy, rainy, snowy, sunny, etc.) for the main part of the leaf and outline the leaf to show temperature (hot, cold or mild). Of course, here in Minnesota I think anything above zero counts as mild these days. 🙂
Ours is printed and we’re filling in the first leaf tonight.