I'm a planner. And sometimes I get to where I am more into the planning of something than actually doing it. I need a support group, I think. So, this is me embracing more spontaneity. The boys wanted to go outside and explore & Eli was napping.
Sean in his vest, and Luke...well, he dresses himself. 'Nuf said.
This little activity took almost no prep and I just got to walk around with them and talk about what they were doing. You need a cup and a little water. Have them find a good stirring stick. Then just explore and add things to make "soup."
Crunch up leaves and dried flowers.
Sprinkle on some dirt, add grass and stir it up. Take a sniff...smells like Fall!
Luke climbed up to the fort with his cup. He's an excitable fellow.
These are flowers and leaves we collected from our nature walk the day before. A few carnations were leftover from flowers Jeff had left for me when he was in Cuba. I like to extend the life of fresh flowers and pull out the ones that are not dead and make a new arrangement. I also love walking around with the boys collecting things to display God's beauty in the season.
|Luke likes to point out what he picked.|
|Tucked it in a mason jar with rocks in the bottom.|
We use these sites for great outdoor activities: Nature Detectives and Handbook of Nature Study blog.