Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Activity Wednesday

Now that the weather is getting nicer, I'm looking for opportunities to get the kids and I out of the house.  Even for a short while.  Recently we took a walk through the neighborhood and into a local park.  When we got home, we continued the adventure with a short activity.  

Nature Walk

paper bag
somewhere to walk
tape/glue stick/ glue
things to collect

1. Bundle up the kids and go for a walk.  Take a paper bag with you and collect items that interest your child.  Anything goes!  Leaves, sticks, grass, rocks, feathers, litter???, flowers, seeds, nuts, pine cones, anything.
2. Return home and cut the paper bag open.  Cut it flat to lay like a giant piece of poster board.
3. Adhere items of interest to the paper bag.  Use whatever type of glue is best for each piece.  Label each item as you adhere it.  Talk about the texture, color, size, location of each item.  Talk about why your child chose each item.  Ask open-ended questions and allow your child to explore language with you.
4. Display your poster at child's eye-level and continue to revisit it, again asking more open-ended questions.  Repeat activity again and again.  

1 comment:

Jenn said...

Sounds like a fun activity! Thanks for the idea.

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