Easy outdoor play – Nature hunts
A quick share today of an easy way to
give yourself at least ten minutes of quiet get the kids engaged in outdoor play …
• A crayon/pencil and notebook for each child (or mini clipboard and paper).
• A bag of some description for collecting – I gave them each a big ziplock bag, but Master O ended up with a little backpack as he had too much to juggle with his little hands).
• Somewhere to explore!
I made up a list of things* that the kids could find outdoors (most were easy, one a little harder), and that Miss E would be able to read – I also drew fabulous illustrations (!!) to guide Master O a bit…
The kids had a ball, Master O came back to me in excitement after every find (super cute, but I was hoping to use the time to get some cleaning done interrupted). Note to self – make a longer list next time!
The sad face was drawn by Miss E, not me!
* Fairy wishes are what we call dandelion heads – you know, the fluffy things that you blow and make a wish (Olaf calls them dandelion fuzz)? Miss E collects them.
It turns out there are none around at the moment. I hadn’t meant to include an impossible task on there, but there’s an idea for next time…