Canada Goose Made of Hearts

January 20, 2021

Canada Geese are very common around Iowa and if you have ever wondered if you could have one as a pet, now you can. Our craft of the week features our animal of the week. It allows you to have your very own Canada Goose.   Supplies: Colored paper: white,…

Canada Geese in Iowa

January 19, 2021

Geese are very common in Iowa, but did you know their full name is the Canada Goose? There isn’t a very good explanation as to why it’s called a Canada Goose but my guess is they must have a large home base in Canada. They breed in much of North…

Easy Mouse Craft

January 13, 2021

Have you ever wanted a pet mouse? I’ve had them before and they’re very fun but I think this craft is way better. Not only is it cute, it’s way less maintenance. Here are the steps to make this cute little mouse friend.   Supplies: Tan paper Pink paper Black…

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Mice of Dickinson County Iowa

January 12, 2021

In Dickinson County, we have habitat for six different kinds of mice. Each mouse has something a little bit different about them but to survive in the same place, there must be something they have in common right? The five mice native to Dickinson County are the Meadow Jumping Mouse,…

Quick and Fun Badger Craft

January 6, 2021

When looking on Pinterest to find a craft for badgers, there wasn’t a very wide selection but the one I did find, is very cute. It has the coloring for the European badger instead of the American badger but it’s possible to switch it up. I left it as the…

5 Facts about the American Badger

January 5, 2021

After the noon nature fact about badgers in Iowa, I thought I would dive into more research about them. Turns out, they’re pretty cool and live around us in open areas such as plains, prairies, the edges of forests, and in or around farmlands. The American Badger (Taxidea taxus) is…

Origami Bunny Craft

December 30, 2020

Do you want your very own bunny? Me too but they’re a lot of work so I have opted to have my own bunny in origami form. You can do the same if you follow the instructions below.   Supplies: A square piece of paper A black pen or marker…

Do Animals know it’s the New Year?

December 28, 2020

Do animals know when to celebrate New Year’s Eve or do they celebrate it whenever they want? Well, animals probably don’t celebrate it at all but, they do follow environmental cues. An environmental cue is something like the days getting longer or the blooming of certain plants which are food…

Snowman Handprint Craft

December 23, 2020

While 5 snowmen seem like a lot and like it would be a lot of work, I promise, it’s not. This snowman handprint craft is very simple and very fun for the little ones. In the spirit of the holidays, make this cute snowmen craft and show us by sharing…

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There are no reindeer in Iowa but Santa loves them

December 22, 2020

As Christmas draws closer, we’re going to take a look at some information about reindeer. Reindeer are native to the Arctic tundra and forests of Greenland, Scandinavia, Russia, Alaska, and Canada. While in Europe, reindeer are always referred to as reindeer but in North America, they are called caribou in…

5 Facts about the Winter Solstice

December 21, 2020

Today is the Winter Solstice but do you know what that means? The Winter Solstice is the first day of Winter but also the shortest day of the year. This year is occurs on December 21st. In Okoboji, we will only receive 8 hours and 57 minutes of daylight with…

Easy Raccoon Craft

December 16, 2020

Want a fun, quick craft that makes the cutest raccoon? Well, look no further. Here is a quick and fun raccoon craft. You only need a few supplies: Any color paper Black construction paper A newspaper Scissors A glue stick Googly eyes   Step 1: Cut a rounded pyramid out…

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