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Nothing beats a good nature book.
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The other morning, my preschooler grabbed, A Little Bit of Dirt, and flung himself onto the couch.
Mom, I am going to find us an activity to do today.
Sounds good to me, I thought! Let’s see which outdoor idea he comes up with.
My preschooler chose the leaf activity called Nature Sensory Bottles.
We headed outside to see, touch, listen and engage our senses. Going out to learn through play is so important to us.
What I love most about this book is that almost every activity begins with exploration.
You preschooler must begin by searching outside for their materials, rather than through the aisles of Hobby Lobby. – nature + no cost = huge win!
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Why are leaf activities important?
Okay, so this one is obvious.
nature is vital for human connection and growth. You will love this article I found on valuing nature HERE.
Leaf activities are also crucial for other reasons!
Being outside helps us all be better thinkers.
You will notice that both boys got involved.
One boy is three years, and the other is 21 months. With the little guy, there was a lot of dumping. What is most important is that I was exposing both of my boys to exploring nature.
Each boy was searching and gaining a better understanding of their backyard habitat.
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The goal of this leaf activity was to collect leaves and other items found in nature.
We brought them inside to continue the investigation.
NEXT UP: Head to part two of our leaf exploration and see what we did next!