If you want to have a walk with your kid, you can have better time together in nature by creating nature faces. You need nothing but nature to be creative.
At home I drew this branches randomly and we went for a walk in the forest to be able to find our aim branches. Of course we couldn’t find exactly the same ones but tried to find very similar ones at least. This is the result. My boys were so excited and they had great time in the nature.
Now we have a branch collection hanging on our door and open to the public.
Sometimes things happen spontaneously like this heart. We suddenly found ourselves making a heart from nature. Nature gives us the best resources for crafting and making creative crafts. I am sure that when someone saw this heart located in the middle of playground, had a big smile on his/her face.
Here is super simple play idea to develop little ones’ math skills. There are 15 leaves on the branch. The autumn has just arrived and the leaves have turned yellow. 1 leaf fell down, remained 14 leaves. 1 more leaf fell and remained 13. We put all the fallen leaves into the box. At the same time, the fallen leaves are increasing 1,2,3,4,5… Here is our idea, you can develop it as you want.
We piled the stones on top of each other, then we tried to knock down the stones we had arranged with another stone.
We spent energy, strengthened our gross and fine motor skills, set targets, got plenty of oxygen … I can count more skills. It was a completely natural and spontaneous event for us.
Summer means more colorful nature and sun. We really love make creations with natural resources. Flowers are so beautiful to prepare sensory play setup during summer. You can use rocks, sticks, leaves, cones, acorns or anything to create amazing mandalas.
The best place to play is nature and the best resources are in the nature. We prepared a color board just before having a walk in the forest. It was an amazing spring welcoming play for us.