My boys love to be outside. My three-year-old, in particular, would stay outside all day if I’d let him. One thing he loves to do is walk around our neighborhood.
I love it too, because there’s an added bonus. It’s great exercise for Mommy who gets to push the stroller up and down the street.
One thing we’ve started doing occasionally when we go on walks is building nature collages. It’s super easy and a great way to foster creativity in your child.
How to Build a Nature Collage
Start by gathering all of your supplies:
- A bag to collect nature items in (We used a plastic Walmart sack.)
- Construction paper, poster board, or paper of your choice
- Glue (Elmer’s glue will work for some items, but you might need a hot glue gun for
- heavier objects.)
Once you’ve gathered your supplies, grab your bag and set out with your child for a nature walk.
As you walk, pick up various things from nature:
- Small sticks
- Whatever else your child wants to add
When you get home, glue all of your findings on the paper of your choice.
Elmer’s glue will work fine for the smaller items. For heavier objects, you might want to use a hot glue gun.
Allow the glue to dry and then display your child’s work of art for the world to see!
Add this Nature Collage to your summer bucket list!
Lindsey Bell is a non-fiction author, stay-at-home mother to two wonderful little boys, wife, and blogger. Her agent, Blythe Daniel, is seeking to find a publisher for her parenting book, Searching for Sanity. You can find Lindsey online at any of the following locations:
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