I love going on nature walks. Especially, when the weather is nice. I will usually take out my group of kids; paper bags in tow, and we march along singing every song we know while picking up bits of nature. By the time we get back: share our finds, and are ready for a nap, nature has made a lovely fragrant carpet all over the classroom!
Now, we have found a lovely Nature Terrarium project that the parents won't mind the children taking home.
What You'll Need Before Your Nature Walk:
What the Children Should Look for During the Nature Walk:
- Assorted clean small jars with lids
- Moss (At local pet shops or craft supply stores)
- Small bowl of water or squirt bottle of water
- Magnifiers (optional)
- Pine Needles
|Pix from ourbigearth.com|
Once they are finished, help them fasten the lid over their work. The jar helps hold the moss and everything in place!
How to care for you Nature Walk Terrarium: Place it in a lovely place in the classroom to showcase them in indirect sunlight.
Thank you Robbin Rivers from ourbigearth.com for this great idea!