A simple nature walk can turn in to a world of fun and science exploration. You can check out color and count things for little ones. You can try and identify birds, trees, and flowers you see. You can even sketch and draw the things you see along the way.
Easy Nature Walk Ideas
- Find The Alphabet – Encourage your child to find one thing for each letter of the alphabet. For example: A – Apple Tree, B – Bluebird. You could create a fun poster or alphabet book with photos or drawings of the things you find.
- Use A Field Guide – Check out a field guide from your local library for your area. Or buy one new or used to keep for longer. Challenge yourselves to find at least 5 things every time you head out. Keep a list of the things you have found. Consider adding photos, or written research and observation beside each thing you find.
- Bar Graph Math – There are many looks to something like this. One idea is to pick a few items and count how many times you see each one. Make a bar graph to represent your findings. Or choose something to measure and create a chart representing the heights of the things you found.
- Draw It! – Take art supplies with you and find something to sketch, paint, or draw. Maybe a beautiful flower, a cool animal habit, or a pretty design in the sky.
- Journal It! – Keep a nature journal of all the things you find, do and explore. You can take photographs of specimens, print out photos from the computer, draw photos, and then add your observations and research findings.
- Create It! 3D Art – Collect things along the way that are no longer alive. Some things that would be good to collect art twigs, pebbles, nut shells, and fallen leaves.