The weather’s warming up, making it the perfect opportunity to bring your schooling and family time outdoors! Inspired by nature itself, these two creative activities will inspire your little ones to explore their own backyard while using their findings to create works of art!
Step 1: Set up a nature scavenger hunt. Take a few minutes to stroll around your yard while making a list of animals, plants, and other items you see. Provide your child with your written or illustrated list, a pencil, and clipboard for easy portability. Make this an afternoon adventure by providing binoculars, a compass, or magnifying glass!
Step 2: Set up an inspiring work station at your outdoor table. Provide watercolors, pencils, crayons, and paper to have your child create works of art inspired by their scavenger hunt findings. Frame these little works of art to bring a bit of nature to your indoor décor or create a book of these backyard illustrations.
This fun activity can be conformed for all ages, making things more scientifically specific for older students and visual and exploratory for younger ages. An afternoon spent enjoying your own backyard in a new way will leave you and your kids motivated to explore the ordinary with a new perspective!