Welcome to Day 13 of 31 Days of Backyard Nature Fun, a month-long series offering simple ways to get outside exploring the natural world. To catch up on what we’ve been up to, you might want to head here.
You know those days when the kids are itching to run around, hop, jump, skip or just move? (I know, what day isn’t like that?) Wind streamers give you an excuse to do just that – outside, of course.
But don’t let the name fool you. You don’t need to wait for a breeze to enjoy wind streamers. The Explorers use theirs in all kinds of weather.
Day 13: Make wind streamers.
When I first read about making wind streamers, I love them for their simplicity; all you need are a few strips of old material and a stick and you’re ready to go.
To make wind streamers:
- Cut up strips of fabric. Recycle scraps or old T-shirts if you have them. Colorful materials are a favorite with my kids.
- Choose the right stick. Driftwood and small branches work well.
- Wrap the strips around the stick and tie a knot. One strip is plenty to make a wind streamer, but some kids (like mine) prefer more.
- Add some nature bling. How about adding a feather or a leaf? The more creative, the better!
- Grab your wind streamer and run like the wind!
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