Friday, August 26, 2011

Nature Walk

Even before Baby Bear started walking, I began taking him on nature walks to explore. Sometimes this activity is as simple as sitting in the grass so he can pick, feel, observe and try to taste. Often our nature walks involve sitting near a tree because Baby Bear's latest outdoor fascination is leaves. He can pick them up and compare and contrast the colors as well as shapes. He can also touch the tree bark to contrast its rough texture to the leaves' smooth texture. I love nature walks because there is no planning involved, and they are a great way to let kids explore on their own.

using the touch and sight senses with grass

trying to add the sense of taste to the activity

observing a giant flower we picked

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