Birds must use lots of energy to maintain their body temperatures. In winter, when insects and berries are harder to come by, birds are especially thankful for additional food sources. By creating your own pinecone bird feeder you can help out your neighborhood birds and create more opportunities for up-close bird observation.Read More
If you've ever had the good luck to spot an owl, you might have noticed that it appeared to be turning its head all the way around! Owls have the ability to rotate their heads close to 270 degrees. How come? Because there's something unique about their eyes...
Humans and most animals have eyes that are round like balls. That means we can look up, down, left, and right without having to move our head at all. Owls, on the other hand, have eyes shaped like tubes. As a result, they can't move their eyes, and have to move their entire head instead.
By creating an owl eye viewer you can experience an owl’s range of vision firsthand…Read More
While it can seem like a quiet time of year, there are still plenty of opportunities for winter wildlife spotting, so long as you know what to look for -- and where to look for it. Many backyard birds, deer, rabbits, foxes, and other little creatures are still out and about during the winter months. Inspired by the activities in this box, bundle up, head outdoors, and start exploring the world of winter wildlife!
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Animal tracking is an ancient skill that early humans relied on for their survival. Today, learning to identify animal tracks is just one of many skills to add to your nature detective toolkit.
Being a nature detective means always keeping a sharp eye out for clues about the natural world. While wild animals can be hard to spot, they often leave clues of their presence, from tracks to droppings to unfinished remnants of meals. By learning to identify these clues, you can get to know your animal "neighbors" and their habits and preferences.
Your little explorer will love the engaging, hands-on learning activities in the Wonderkin Animal Tracks Box.
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Have you heard about our astronomy-themed box? We think it's out of this world 😉.
All dad jokes aside, this box is a winner. It comes jam-packed with everything you need to jumpstart hands-on STEM learning and outdoor exploration inspired by the sun, moon, and stars.
Check out our unboxing video for a full rundown of what's inside, plus tips and tricks for making the most out of the activities.Read More
Dive into the world of plants, and you'll discover a host of amazing characters, from the bold Venus flytrap, a carnivorous plant that catches insects and arachnids, to the shy Mimosa pudica, or "sensitive plant," whose leaves fold up and droop when touched only to reopen moments later.
Just like other living creatures, plants have distinct life cycles and anatomy. They're also incredibly important for life on earth. Humans and animals alike depend on plants for food and shelter. Plants are so amazing that there's an entire field of science dedicated to studying them: botany!
Your budding botanist is sure to love the theme of this box. Here's what you'll find inside...Read More
Insects are everywhere. In fact, there are more than 200 million insects for every human being on the planet! But that doesn't mean they're always easy to spot.
Many insects are masters of camoflauge, and others choose to live in places we might not think to look, like under rocks or logs, beneath the bark of a tree, or even within the leaves of plants!
When you slow down and look closely, though, there's an entire world of incredible insects waiting to be discovered.
Our appreciation for these tiny creatures inspired the theme for this box. Here's what you'll find inside...Read More
If you've ever had the good fortune to stumble across a bird's nest outdoors you know how beautiful and intricate they can be. The natural world is filled with creatures - from birds to insects to reptiles - who show off their engineering and design prowess by constructing magnificent nests as safe and welcoming homes for their young. Our admiration for these talented nest-builders inspired the theme for this box. Here's what you'll find inside...Read More