Today, we had a friend of Flannery's over for most of the day. It was such a lovely day. We spent most of the morning doing sidewalk chalk, having a scavenger hunt, and playing at the park. Then we came home for lunch, made nature collages from the things we'd collected during our scavenger hunt, and the girls played dress up and baby dolls for the rest of the afternoon, with a little finger-painting thrown in for good measure.
The scavenger hunt was such a hit that I think I'll do it again very soon with more neighborhood kiddos. The girls searched for and found: a piece of grass, a piece of moss, a seedpod, a piece of pinestraw, rocks, and leaves. I thought it might be too complicated for the 2 year old, but she did just great! They especially loved crossing out each item as we found it, and deciding where the best place was to search for each item. I thought it was so cute that when it came time to look for seed pods, Flanna suggested we go to the park, because "there are always seed pods at the park!" What a happy way to take in the little things in nature.
How did you get to experience nature on your long weekend?