Pumpkin Week ~ Exploring Nature With Children

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This week was Exploring Nature With Children Pumpkin Week!

This has been our ‘half term’ week. We took a break from our formal learning to relax and recoup.

We went on some walks, big girl had a friend over to stay, little girl went to a Halloween forest school with friends.

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We carved our pumpkins (and I forgot to photo us doing so!)

The girls dressed up for Halloween

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We went to a local community party, and then trick or treating with friends.

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Today big girl stayed in bed, whilst little girl, daddy & I went to the park

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My journal for this week

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See you next week for Exploring Nature With Children Fungus Week!

 

 

Exploring Nature With Children ~ Autumn Tree Study

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this week’s activity in Exploring Nature With Children was the autumn tree study. We headed off to our local park, and were somewhat waylaid by pigeons, geese, and ducks..

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Elianna took some smashing photos with her ‘phone.

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It was a gorgeous day, & we did manage a little tree study!

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Rosie’s Redwood

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And look what we found nestled in the grass…

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Our journals this week:

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Happy Exploring!

Weekend Walk ~ Knitting & Fishing Edition!

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The Autumn air was very still for our weekend walk.

Rose did some fishing.

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I knitted.

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Glorious gifts

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Happy times

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Autumn Pond Study

Autumn Pond Study

Hello all

Sorry for the delayed post this week – I have been under the weather.

Our nature walk for this week from Exploring Nature With Children was the Autumn Pond Study. We went on Monday; a beautiful, glorious Autumn day! Unfortunately I forgot both my camera and ‘phone!

I do have photos of our nature journals, however, which we did ‘en plein air’.

I did a very ‘sketchy’ sketch, breaking the rule I give my children; ‘Draw what you see, not what you think you see, or want to see!” But I have to confess that after several years of painstakingly sketching exactly what is in front of me, I do enjoy this more ‘laissez-faire’ style.

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Elianna sketched the plant life

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And Rose sketched a fish she could see in the shallow, clear water.

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We Are All Meant To Be Naturalists…

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The September Nature Table

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In my book, Exploring Nature With Children, I share about keeping a nature table with children. We have kept a family nature table since my children were very young, and it is a practice that brings great pleasure and awareness.

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Here are a few photographs of our September table. I apologise for the quality of the photographs; our table brightens up what is quite a dark corner in our home 🙂

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Happy Exploring!

Never Be Within Doors…

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Sunday Walk & Nature Journal Entry

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Our family afternoon walk, in our local woodland.

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Here is my nature journal entry that I completed upon my return home:

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Ink and water colour paint. I always add a little splatter 😉

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