Naturally Curious and Creative

By: Shanleigh Klassen

For those of you who may not know, each month we include a magazine in our monthly subscription boxes. In that magazine, we include interviews with our featured author and a member of our incredible community, but we have the most fun with the Creativity Corner where we include activities, fun facts, or games specified to our monthly theme.

With summer right around the corner, what better way is there to get excited for warm weather, and sunshine than by revisiting some of our favorite Creativity Corner activities inspired by the great outdoors?

Each activity is available as downloadable PDFs for your convenience. Have fun, and don’t forget that sunblock!

January 2019: Weather the Storm — Rain Cloud in a Jar

This theme from way back in the early days of 2019 featured The Storm Keeper’s Island by Catherine Doyle, an adventure inspired by Irish legends that sees a magical island select Storm Keepers to wield its powers and keep itself safe.

Why not become your own Keeper of Storms with this great science experiment, perfect for rainy days. (Get it??)

A pale blue frame surrounds a white text box. White font at the top reads Just for Fun. Image inside the white text box shows a blue cloud raining into a clear jar. Text describes in detail how create a rain cloud in a jar.

Download PDF HERE.

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April 2020: Cabin in the Woods — Scavenger Hunt

Inspired by Earth Day, which takes place on April 22 each year and is dedicated to supporting the need for environmental protection, we thought the best way to enjoy the day would be to get out there and explore!

Our book for this box was Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk, an incredible historical story that follows a family carve out a new life for themselves in the unforgiving, yet freeing natural world.

A sage green frame surrounds a white text box. White font at the top reads Creativity Corner, and a small brown text box below reads Scavenger Hunt in white font. Images in the white text box show two pinecones with twigs and berries, four blue and cream shells, and an orange cat. Text is a checklist for various things to discover outdoors.

Download PDF HERE.

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June 2020: Magic in Bloom — Plantable Seed Paper

Who wouldn’t want to wander through the magical and lush garden featured in The Girl and the Witch’s Garden by Erin Bowman? Take a small piece of the magic with you with this super fun, and super useful science activity by making your own plantable seed paper. Seed paper makes for great birthday or greeting cards since they’re the gift that keeps on GROWING.

Credit to for the images and activity instructions!

A pale green frame surrounds a white text box. White font at the top reads Creativity Corner. A pink text box in the white box describes the importance of selecting flowers native to your environment. The photo below the pink box shows the materials needed to make plantable seed paper as well as four examples of completed paper. Text in the white box describes how to make plantable seed paper.

Download PDF HERE.

Now go out there and have some fun!