Let’s take advantage of the weather and get outside with our kids. We’ll all become more nature smart. It’s not hard.
We don’t have to think about “doing” a lot. Sometimes, it’s just “talking” a lot that matters. We can talk when walking in a park or around the block. Strategic conversations in the car can be important. Hanging out together is what matters.
- How many adjectives can we think of to describe the color of the leaves?
- What words describe how all the leaves you’re raking smell? What does the smell remind you of?
- How would you describe the wind you hear? What words paint the best picture? Do you hear any musical instruments in the sounds?
- How does the wind feel when you’re outside?
- Describe the shapes you see over here. The pinecones are oval. What else? Do you see any circles, squares, or triangles?
- What can you see that’s alive?
- What can you discover that’s dead that used to be alive?
- What’s never been alive?
- Let’s study the clouds. Do they remind you of anything?
- Where would you love to go exploring? What do you hope you find?
- Let’s make up a story about the animals who have walked in this grass.
- In what ways is weather powerful?
- What questions would you like to ask me about the out-of-doors?
Let’s be nature smart this month!