Do you remember the nature table in your elementary school classroom? I do, and when the UK edition of Country Living Magazine started a campaign a few years ago to bring back the nature table, it warmed my heart.
When my daughters were younger, they would bring natural treasures from the beach and woods inside to share and examine. We enjoyed using guidebooks and the internet to learn more about their finds.
Nature tables are a great summertime activity for children. During the cooler times of the day, they can explore and collect. When it is too hot or rainy to play outside, they can identify and learn more about their treasures.
Nature tables need the following:
Pens or pencils
Place cards for identifying items
Small bowls and plates for display
My daughters are too old for nature tables, but we do keep Alabama bird guide books handy in the kitchen to help identify birds at our feeder and birdbath.
Do you have a nature table in your home?
Linking to At the Picket Fence's Summer Blog Party.
Until next time...