Christmas Plants Week ~ Exploring Nature With Children

This week’s theme is Christmas Plants in Exploring Nature With Children

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This week has been dark and rainy, but we managed our nature walk. All the birds & fowl were extremely hungry!

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We observed & sketched holly from a large tree in our garden; it was studded with bright, jewel-like berries last month, but is pretty bare now.

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We are making the most of the darkness & cloudy skies; we have twinkly fairy lights and candles everywhere. In front of our nativity is a gorgeous, ginger & citrus scented candle.

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As an aside, I am on the second sock of a pair for myself (a rare treat! they are usually for someone else)

I hand-dyed the yarn and chose a stitch pattern to accentuate the colours, which I thought were rather similar to the illustration in our read-aloud today; A Christmas Carol.

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Happy exploring!

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Christmas Plants Week ~ Exploring Nature With Children

  1. Hello Lynn

    I love the photo of your girls working on their journals, so deep in thought. The room looks lovely and atmospheric a great place to work.

    Loving the socks, spinning is something I will take when I have more time ( probably when the kids leave home;-) ) I am no good at knitting, unfortunately, so I am rather in awe of you with all those needles. I crochet, only one hook and one stitch to worry about 😀 .

    We went out on Thursday as usual but went a different way across a field we haven’t been in since Easter, what a change, for a start we came across some cattle including aa bull who watched our progress with beign interest. We did see quite a few birds and seemed to be followed around by a small flock of long tailed tits. At the end of our walk was a huge pile of leaves! The children had great fun making a leaf fort which turned into an amphitheater for the fairies complete with a stage and an area for seating!

    Not for the first time I thought the decision to homeeducate was a good one!

    We are following along loosely with the advent calendar unfortunately last night was a bit rubbish as far as sunsets go! We were out and about and heard all the birds going to bed and we saw a barn owl.

    Best wishes

    Jenny

    • So lovely to hear from you Jenny.

      I love knitting, but I cannot crochet to save my life!

      What a lovely story about your children and the leaves! That is terrific, these are the moments we treasure 🙂

      The weather is so dark & cloudy at the moment. Great that you heard all the birds going to bed & a barn owl.

      Lynn

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