During these times, there is a lot of uncertainty. When will we go back to normal? What are we going to do to keep ourselves busy?
I may not know when things will go back to normal. But I do have a solution for those quarantine blues!
During isolation I have gone on walks around my neighborhood. While on my walk I saw two geese, a groundhog, a rabbit and a little turtle sunning itself by the pond. This made me come up with an idea for a Nature Log.
The main question of the Nature Log asks, “what did you see today?” But to engage your child, I thought of adding more questions, such as:
“How many did you see?”
For example, I stated earlier that I saw two geese on my previous walk. This question will promote practice with numbers in a fun and furry way.
“What colors did I see?”
If you see an insect or animal, take a moment to ask the question, “What color is that?” This question will engage the child in naming the colors and promoting analytical skills.
“What questions do I have?”
It is okay if you don’t know the answers of what kind of bug, bird, tree, or animal that is while on your walk. I personally saw a huge moth but didn’t know what it was called. This portion of the log can be a source for you and your child to learn something in tandem.
Draw what you saw
Draw what you saw! What a fun way to catalog your adventure of the day! This will give your child time to express themselves while also practicing fine motor skills!
I hope you enjoy this project as much as I had making it. Spring is a time when everything starts to wake up from hibernation, grow and change and even though this is a different season, it will give us all a chance to take our mind off things and take a moment to look at things in a different light.
Stay safe, wash your hands, keep your distance, and we will hopefully see each other soon.