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.
We carved our pumpkins (and I forgot to photo us doing so!)
The girls dressed up for Halloween
We went to a local community party, and then trick or treating with friends.
Today big girl stayed in bed, whilst little girl, daddy & I went to the park
My journal for this week
See you next week for Exploring Nature With Children Fungus Week!
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..
Elianna took some smashing photos with her ‘phone.
It was a gorgeous day, & we did manage a little tree study!
And look what we found nestled in the grass…
Our journals this week:
The Autumn air was very still for our weekend walk.
Rose did some fishing.
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.
Elianna sketched the plant life
And Rose sketched a fish she could see in the shallow, clear water.
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.
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 🙂
Please come and say hello in the Exploring Nature With Children Facebook page. We are gearing up for our first ‘Explore-Along’ which begins on Monday.
Our family afternoon walk, in our local woodland.
Here is my nature journal entry that I completed upon my return home:
Ink and water colour paint. I always add a little splatter 😉
The 30% discount code for Exploring Nature With Children is still available to redeem August 31st.