When children spend time with nature they learn about the world around them. Not only do they learn about species and creatures, but they learn life lessons of empathy, resourcefulness, our interconnectedness with all, life, death, growth and renewal. When we spend time with nature as a family or community we are brought together and reminded of what matters. In natural spaces children have the freedom to take risks, build confidence, and develop a sense of belonging. If I could have one wish for my work it would be to develop our ever deepening relationship with nature, to remind everyone that we are part of nature.
A fun scavenger hunt to get outside and spend some time noticing what is in your environment. What do you hear, see, feel around you? And how many items on the page can you spot?
For those special days when you’re able to visit a park or local nature space, these activity cards will create many discussions, questions and ideas between your family. Designed for children 4 years + each activity has a set of questions to serve as prompts. Use the cards to choose an activity, or the questions to deepen your learning and discussions.
Nature Journaling really doesn’t have to be a drawing on a page with a few lines underneath. What if we threw out all of our preconceptions about nature journaling and looked at it in a whole new way? In this two page guide, let me introduce you to my personal approach to nature journaling and share with you a whole new perspective.