Nature Challenges

Children who are working on their Reading BINGO challenges have two squares on each card for Nature Challenges.
You can select any two of the challenges below. And of course, you are welcome to do as many as you want just for fun.

Phoenicia Library Nature Activity
Rock Sculpture [YouTube] Supplies: Rocks. PreS/Early Elem

Phoenicia Library Nature Activity
Creative Craft [YouTube] Supplies, Natural Materials. PreS/Early Elem

Phoenicia Library Nature Activity
Painted Flower Rocks [YouTube] Supplies: Paint Brush, 2 colors Acrylic Paints, and Rocks. PreS/Early Elem

Highland Library DIY Ocean Diroma [Website]
Supplies: Cardstock Paper, Paper Plates, Paper Bowl, Scissors, Glue Stick, Tape, Hole Punch, Box Cutter, and Ruler. Elem
Highland Library Make Plant Art with Caitlyn [YouTube]
Supplies: Natural Materials, Paper, Crayons, Books, String, and Glue. Elem
Highland Library DIY Fairy Garden [Website]
Supplies: Various Plants, Pot, and Small Decorations. Elem

Highland Library DIY Nature Diorama [Website]
Supplies: Box, Colored Paper, Glue, Colored Pencils, and Various Decorations. Elem

Mohonk Preserve
Natural Material Sun Catchers | "Nature Nugget" Activity [YouTube]
Supplies: Contact Paper or Packing Tape, Colored Paper, Natural Materials like Pine Needles and Leaves. PreS/Early Elem
Mohonk Preserve
Can You Build a Boat that Floats? | "Nature Nugget" Activity [YouTube]
Supplies: Bowl, Water, Natural Materials. PreS/Early Elem
Mohonk Preserve
Catch-A-Fly Toilet Paper Frog | "Nature Nugget" Activity [YouTube]
Supplies: Toilet Paper Roll, scotch tape, masking tape, green paint, and yarn. PreS/Early Elem
Mohonk Preserve
Meet a Tree | "Nature Nugget" Activity [YouTube]
Supplies: Blindfold, Outdoors. PreS/Early Elem


Mohonk Preserve
Nature Supplied Obstacle Course | "Nature Nugget" Activity [YouTube]
Supplies: Natural Materials. PreS/Early Elem


Mohonk Preserve
Natural Material Clay Impression Ornaments | "Nature Nugget" Activity [YouTube]
Supplies: Clay or Recipe, Natural Materials. PreS/Early Elem
Mohonk Preserve
Shadow Drawing | "Nature Nugget" Activity [YouTube]
Supplies: Pencil, Paper, and Clipboard. PreS/Early Elem
Mohonk Preserve
Rain Cloud Experiment | "Nature Nugget" Activity [YouTube]
Supplies: Shaving Cream, Mason Jar, Jar with Water, and Food Coloring PreS/Early Elem
Mohonk Preserve
Sun Prints | "Nature Nugget" Activity [YouTube]
Supplies: Colored Paper and Natural Materials. Elem


Mohonk Preserve
Phenology Scavenger Hunt | "Nature Nugget" Activity [YouTube]
Supplies: Pen and Paper, Camera or Phone Optional. Elem
Mohonk Preserve
Bird Behavior Scavenger Hunt | "Nature Nugget" Activity [YouTube]
Supplies: Pen and Paper, Camera or Phone Optional. Elem
Mohonk Preserve
How to Make a Barometer | "Nature Nugget" Activity [YouTube]
Supplies: Mason Jar, Balloon, Scissors, Rubber Band, Drinking Straw, Pen, and Paper. Elem
Mohonk Preserve
Graphing Weather | "Nature Nugget" Activity [YouTube]
Supplies: Pen and Paper, Weather Thermometer, and Rain Gauge. Elem
Mohonk Preserve
Rain Gauge | "Nature Nugget" Activity [YouTube]
Supplies: Mason Jar, Glue, Ruler, Masking Tape, Paper, and Pencil. Elem


Mohonk Preserve
Abiotic & Biotic Backyard Survey | "Nature Nugget" Activity [YouTube]
Supplies: Paper and Pen. Mid Sch


Mohonk Preserve
Insect Survey | "Nature Nugget" Activity [YouTube]
Supplies: Box with White Paper, Net Optional. Mid Sch


Mohonk Preserve
Water Resist Art | "Nature Nugget" Activity [YouTube]
Supplies: White paper, Crayons, Watercolor Paints, Brush, and a Cup of Water. Mid Sch
Mohonk Preserve
iNaturalist BioBlitz | "Nature Nugget" Activity [YouTube]
Supplies: Smartphone, App. Mid Sch


Mohonk Preserve
Math in Nature | "Nature Nugget" Activity [YouTube]
Supplies: Ruler, Pencil, Paper, and Calculator. Mid Sch


Kingston Explore Nature
[PDF] Supplies: Mobile Camera and Internet Connection. MidTeen.

New England AquariumVirtual Animal Programs
Select a virtual program with an activity.

Norwalk AquariumVirtual Animal Programs
Your activity after watching one of the virtual program will be to draw a picture or write a paragraph about what you learned. [Suggested Donation]