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U is for Underground {ABC's of Nature}

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A few weeks ago I had this random... and brilliant idea to host a collaborative series, The ABC's of Nature where 26 bloggers share something found in nature that begins with a certain letter of the alphabet.

Have you been keeping up with the series?  The ABC's of Nature has explored Bark, Jellyfish, Rocks, etc. etc. 

It's my hope that this series would encourage you to get outside and explore the natural world and all its beauty.  

kids get dirty exploring nature

Today we are sharing the Letter U; U is for Underground.

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Explore Nature with Kids


This was actually a great letter to explore with my kiddos because they love digging in the dirt to find all kinds of certain critters, especially worms and rollie-pollies.  There's a lot more underground, but we had to borrow some books from the library to see those:


To explore the underground critters in our yard I dug up some dirt from our yard and put it in a tub for the kiddos to dig through.  Here's some things we found:

nature alphabet

exploring underground insects and bugs

I also made a simple notebooking page so the kiddos could draw what they saw, too, if they chose.

And browsing around the web, here are some other great underground activities to keep your children busy!