Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Exploring Nature with Kids

It has been SO hot lately.  It was pretty much unbearable to be outside unless you were in the pool.  We had a brief break from the heat this past weekend so the girls and I decided to take advantage of the cooler temps and play outside.

I made these binoculars during the heat wave.  I thought it would be fun to go on a Nature Scavenger Hunt around our neighborhood.  I searched around on Pinterest and found some great ideas.  Here is our "hunting" list:

Things to bring:
- Binoculars
- Magnifying glass
- Jar to collect things
- Camera
- Wet Wipes
- Backpack to hold everything
- Journal and Pen

Things to find:
- Something Fuzzy
- Two Kinds of Seeds
- Two pieces of man-made litter
- Something Straight
- Something Round
- Something Smooth
- Something Rough
- Two different types of leaves
- Something that make noise
- A chewed leaf
- A beautiful Rock
- Something you think is beautiful
- A pinecone
- Something Green
- A stick
- Something you think is special

Click here to download a copy of the list.

Here are some pictures of my tiny adventurers!

Our big find - an "L" shaped stick!

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