Just Out in Nature!
Rivers, lakes, streams, ponds… we’ve enjoyed them all this summer! The kids had a blast at our friend’s floating dock…
They got a real kick out of the fish who would come and nibble on their fingers and toes!
The kids have spent lots of time exploring and playing in the creek behind our house and looking out for critters. The tadpoles have turned into little froglets and the skinks are much larger now!
And the mushrooms are impressive (I guess that’s one benefit of the oppressive humidity, right?!)
Last Monday we spent a lot of time out along a nearby river:
So that’s some of mid-summer fun! If you missed it earlier this spring, you might want to send the kids out on a Nature Scavenger Hunt. Here’s the free download:
You can download a copy of our Nature Scavenger Hunt here.
- Photo Nature Hunt — I sent the kids out with cameras and had them take pictures of everything from a fence and stump, to another person’s hand and a flock of birds.
- I made another Second Nature Scavenger Hunt that is a bit more challenging for the kids last year. They spent close to three hours hunting for the creatures on this list… This second scavenger hunt is probably best near a creek/pond. We have one that runs through the back of our yard, so I had the kids try to find algae, a frog, toad or lizard, etc.
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