Summer-themed kids projects and activities

healthy kitchen-sink summer quinoa salad recipe via barley & birch

Eat: Kitchen Sink Quinoa Salad

Looking for a super healthy, filling, quick, and EASY salad for a weeknight dinner or fast lunch? This is one of my absolute favorite summer meals. It fills you up without feeling heavy, you can make the quinoa ahead of…

Easy origami box for nature collections via barley & birch

Make: An Origami Box for Nature Collections

As part of our celebration of Shinrin-Yoku and quality time spent in the great outdoors, we made a set of origami nature boxes – perfect for collecting and keeping all of your outdoor finds – flowers, rocks, leaves, shells…bugs…! The…

Teach your children the value of finding fun outside through simple Shinrin-Yoku inspired nature activities. | from barley & birch

Discover: Shinrin-Yoku and Nature Activities for Kids

Has anyone else suddenly been hearing people talk about Shinrin-Yoku (森林浴)? I googled it the other morning after noticing it popping on the news and in my Instagram feed. Shinrin-Yoku is a Japanese practice that translates as “forest bathing” with (sometimes…

Make a simple and easy DIY mason jar terrarium in 5 minutes! | via barley & birch

Make: A DIY Mason Jar Terrarium

Another Earth Day has come and gone, but I hate to see a party end…so I decided to do a little Easter green redecorating with some extra jam jars I found lying around the house. Here’s a SUPER quick DIY…

DIY Sidewalk Paint

Make: DIY Sidewalk Paint for Kids

Sure, the weather is getting chillier and it might be getting tougher to figure out some quality family time outdoors with your tots.  Well, fear no more! The genius ladies at ARTifact in San Francisco have come up with a…