to this… critter hunting just a few days later!
We spent a long time looking at the creatures the kids found. The small critter in the middle had all these hairs sticking out of its side that moved around. It was about 1/2 an inch or so, but the other one was closer to 2 inches. You should have seen the big one move around. (They were obviously in an orange bucket!)
Have you heard of the book, Last Child in the Woods: Nature Deficit Disorder (affiliate link)? My kids certainly don’t suffer from that ! 🙂 I loved that book and highly recommend it, if you haven’t read it already… the premise is that unstructured outdoor play offers kids opportunities for exploration, imagination or peaceful contemplation. The book talks a lot about our alienation and disconnection from nature.
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