Here is another learning activity adapted from our “Home Preschool Curriculum” developed by Fran Wisniewski and Diane Flynn Keith for UniversalPreschool.com.
Remember, only do these learning activities if they are enjoyable for you and your child. Do not treat this as a “must do” lesson. It’s simply a fun activity that provides an opportunity to learn, while building “readiness skills” for the school or homeschool environment.
Look for as many natural things as you can find while you walk.
Nature is all around us so you can point out whatever you see in nature, or you can look for specific things each time you walk. For example, on a general nature walk, point out plants, animals, rocks, weather, etc.
On a specific nature walk, look for as many kinds of trees as possible, or identify as many flowers as you can, or look for a variety of weeds, or notice the different kinds of bugs and spiders you see along the way, or look for species of birds or animals, or look for various kinds of rocks, or point out different cloud formations, or look for different sources of water.
Don’t forget to pick up dried leaves, feathers, nuts and seedpods, stones, and other nature items you find along the way.
Make a nature bracelet to collet natural items on your walk. Take a piece of ribbon and tie it loosely on your child’s wrist. Take a double sided piece of tape and put it on the ribbon. Your child can stick leaves, feathers, petals, and twigs found along the path to the bracelet and keep it as a memento of your Nature Walk.
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