Announcement Nature inspired coloring pages, nature journal card sets, green thumb gardening support, and my award wining book are all here to help inspire and connect you with the wonders of nature from the garden to the ocean!
Nature inspired coloring pages, nature journal card sets, green thumb gardening support, and my award wining book are all here to help inspire and connect you with the wonders of nature from the garden to the ocean!
lsjhsmith on Sep 16, 2016
Love, love, love your materials!! Thank you for all your hard work!!!
Caitlin O'Neill on Apr 19, 2016
A wonderful resource for my room and team. The layout and pictures are very helpful. Great job!
kmcarolyn1 on Dec 16, 2015
I was delightfully surprised with all the unique ideas in this book. Turn the page and there is yet another very engaging activity for a child to not only connect with nature, but to create and preserve. Kelly's illustrations are so inspiring and she also gives an amazing amount of scientific and natural history information to enhance every project. This book is way beyond my expectations. A "must" for the Outdoor Classroom!
Creatively Connecting with Nature
My work has grown out of personal love of gardening and eating vegetables that sprouted from the delicious homegrown tastes of my childhood, my love of the arts, my teaching experience, and a desire to meet children's need for nature connection. Children have an inherent sense of wonder and crave connections to nature, place, and the food they eat. My work aims to nurture these childhood treasures so often overlooked in modern culture and to provide adults with the excuse to slow down and reconnect.
After 10 years in a beautiful beachside Montessori classroom with a vegetable garden outside my door, I decided to sprout out and create a resource for teachers, parents, and gardeners of all levels based on the unique questions so often asked to me about gardening with children. My book Wings, Worms, and Wonder incorporates my graduate research on the historic Nature-Study movement, my practical experience as a teacher, the resources I accrued, and the lessons and activities I created while teaching to incorporate our garden across my curricula and students' lives.
My "Living Now 2013 Award" winning book aims to inspire the adult and spark sense of wonder through beautiful illustrations, ecological printing methods, and in-depth research and experience that provides the adult wishing to garden with children ample information, tips, activities, and resources with which to create holistic garden experiences for children in both formal and non-formal educational environments. Teacher and child tested and approved, these activities utilize gardening, the arts, Nature-Study philosophy, and progressive education methodology to help children connect to place, ignite sense of wonder, and develop ecological literacy.
The more I nature journal and garden with children in schools, community gardens, after school centers, museums, and in my own backyard with my nieces, nephews, and neighbors, the more passionate I become to help children and their families (& teachers) learn to grow their own food, connect to the nearby nature outside their doors through journaling, and to discover how a sense of wonder inspires all aspects of learning and life.
Through Wings, Worms, and Wonder's offerings and resources, I hope to spread the seeds that my grandparents planted in me to children who may not have grandpas to teach them how to grow their own and to re-spark wonder in the grown-ups through organic gardening and nature journaling!
Owner, Maker, Designer
I am an author, artist, surfer, nature journaler, gardener, and Montessori teacher in Neptune Beach, FL. A graduate of Goddard College and SCAD, I love to inspire creative nature connection in children and grown ups! Let me guide you back to nature!
Maker, Sustainable Indie Printer
"1984 Printing began out of our desire to create an alternative to the corporate business model...We wanted to...be creative and self-sustaining...to make a living happily and while working with each other." http://www.1984printing.com/
I am so happy to be able to share the work of holistically and artistically connecting children and nature with you through my books, kits, digital products, garden accessories, and consultations!!
"Green" humans are happy healthy humans! Thank you for investing in a nature filled future with Wings, Worms, and Wonder.
And thank you for investing in my little socially and environmentally responsible company that hopes to help children and their grown-ups get to know and love the nature right outside their doors.
Be sure to follow my blog and sign-up for the newsletter to receive monthly free Wonder Wednesday activities, resources, and fun ideas for keeping children and grown ups nature connected through nature journaling and garden!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Would you like to bulk order copies of the book Wings, Worms, and Wonder? Receive a 10% discount on 3 or more copies! Get 15% off 15 or more copies!! Hooray! Contact me through a convo or at wingswormsandwonder [!at] gmail.com for more info.
All fees and taxes are included in the shipping and handling price.
Large orders are shipped the least expensive method. Shipping on large orders will be determined per order, so contact me directly for that information.
I ship on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Printed receipts are available upon request in MESSAGE TO SELLER during checkout.
If you are a school or organization and would like an official invoice, let me know and I will include one with the order.
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Also, let your friends know! Word of mouth goes a long way for a little company!
Refunds and Exchanges
Most importantly, I want you to be happy!
While rare, I do understand that sometimes items become severely damaged during shipping. Please contact me directly at through a convo or wingswormsandwonder [!at] gmail.com within 3 days of receipt of the items, and with photographs of the damage, to discuss a replacement.
Additional policies and FAQs
I would be happy to create a signature message for your book.
When ordering, let me know in the Message to Seller section to whom you would like the book addressed and any special note (happy birthday, etc.) you would like added to your message.