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Easy Nature Activities for Kids


Grass Whistle

A grass whistle is quick for kids to make and fun to blow when you're out on a hike. It's among the easiest nature crafts for kids.

What You'll Need:

  • One blade of green grass
  • Two thumbs

Step 1: Put your thumbs together, and hold the blade of grass between them.

Step 2: Blow into the crack between your thumbs, so the air flows over the grass. You should hear a whistling sound.

Step 3: If you don't hear anything, move the blade of grass a little, and try again. You'll soon get the hang of it.

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