Spring is in the air – start a nature notebook

August 19, 2017 by  
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I don’t know about you but we are itching for spring here in the midwest. There are still patches of the cold white stuff on our grass and it’s still pretty cold outside so we’ll be waiting for a few more weeks but signs of it continue to appear – geese flying north, the yellow finches are looking more yellow than brown, buds are appearing on our lilac bushes (yay!). When we see the first robin, we know we’ll be home free! Robin This year, why not start a nature journal with your little ones during the spring months. It’s a great way to get outdoors and learn while you play and it’s easy! You can use anything… nike air max 90 femme gris rose a 3 ring notebook, an official journal or just some sheets of paper that you staple together. Fjallraven Kanken UK Just go outside together with paper and pen in hand, bring along some crayons or colored pencils and observe. basket nike air max 1 Or even easier, bring the camera if your child doesn’t like to draw. nike pas cher Ask your preschooler about the things you see, snap a picture of it and then write down as she dictates to you her thoughts on it. Mochilas Kanken Big Later print out the pictures (even just on regular paper) and copy her comments next to the print. Voila – a nature notebook is born. nike air max bw Add to the notebook throughout the spring, summer, fall and winter! It’s a great excuse to get outdoors, enjoy the fresh air and sunshine and learn at the same time.

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One Response to “Spring is in the air – start a nature notebook”
  1. What a wonderful idea thanks so much for sharing. I think my little ones will love doing this. Once it stops snowing that is.

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