Monday, March 28, 2011

SMMART Science:
Nighttime Nature Walk Bracelet

What brings more wonder and imagination than a nighttime stroll, hand in hand, with your child?  Now that the weather is warming up and spring is upon us, make a bonding memory with your child as you imagine your world during twilight.  If it's cool, bundle up.  Bring along a flashlight.  During warm summer nights, you can even pack an evening snack to share.  Spread out a blanket on the grass and enjoy a fun treat, lit by the beams of your flashlights.

Imagine yourselves as two fairies who are gathering accessories to adorn your fairy homes.  Perhaps you are night owls on the hunt for prey, finding bugs and vermin that come out at night.  Maybe you're just out on a nature walk together.  Observe the budding tulips...poke around your garden...gaze at the moon.  Gather your treasures on a Nature Walk Bracelet.

Tape a piece of duct tape, inside out, around your child's wrist.  As you find nature's little treasures, adhere them to the bracelet.  When you are finished with your evening adventure, cut the bracelet off your child's arm and set it aside until morning, when you can more closely observe the magical pieces you collected.

This will certainly be an adventure your child will remember with nostalgia as he grows.

2 comments:

The Mom @ Babes in Hairland said...

What a fun idea! My girls are always collecting random things from the grass & such, so that's a fun way to keep them! Thanks for the idea. :)

Jedda said...

my kids will love this! We are always collecting things for our nature shelf!

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