Hands-On Sensory Activities Exploring the Importance of Soil

Teaching students about the importance of soil is critical to understanding our planet and sustainability. Explore soil using students’ senses with these activities an ideas that include sensory bins, soil shakers, mud painting, and much more!

tree grows from a fox lying down surrounded by forest friends

The Memory Tree

Teaching young children about the loss of a loved one can be a difficult topic. In this picture book, a fox lives a long and happy life in the forest, but he is now ready to sleep and closes his eyes forever. As the fox’s friends begin to share memories and tell stories, a tree starts to grow taller and stronger with every memory.

graphic of native american heritage month with a woven blanket around the border

Native American Heritage Month, Thanksgiving, and Year-Round Resources for Educators

November is Native American, or American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. While we should honor, recognize, and celebrate Indigenous Peoples year-round, November is a month to dedicate more time to our individual and respective learning journeys about Indigenous Peoples’ history, culture, knowledge, perspectives, and leadership.