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:
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.
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.
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! 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.