10/23/13

nature in the home

We finally found something to do with our recent autumn nature finds that have been sitting either still in the buckets we collected them in or on the shelf. Today was a cold and gray day, even colder as the day went on. Logan has a bit of a cold with a runny, stuffy nose, and a unmanageable mood, so this low key indoor (with a touch out outdoor) activity was perfect for today. We spent a great deal of time  making up different scenes, shapes, and sorted groups.
We spelled out our names too. Since we have been working on letters in our preschool homeschool, Logan was more than ready to attempt to create the letters of our names. 
We made acorn squares, circles, triangles, and swirls.
 
We made a beautiful flower out of the prettiest leaves we could find right outside. Lo loved switching the center of the flower out with acorns, shells, and rocks.
Here's is Lo at the source of our sweet colorful fall leaves.

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13 comments:

  1. You did so many lovely things! Beautiful photos.

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    1. awe, thanks so much!
      sometimes the simplest of things turn out to be the most powerful.

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  2. Oh this is just too beautiful, I love your shapes and scenes xox Penny

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    1. thank you--
      the shapes were my favorite too!
      such fun..

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  3. What a sweet idea! So beautiful. I love how children can lead the way... the stampede of buffalo - genius. Thanks for playing along. Lou x

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    1. thanks for hosting! i love the series.
      and yes, children can be so inspiring..

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  4. what a lovely, creative post! great ideas x

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  5. What an excellent activity - I love the nature name art!

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    1. thank you, jody! that was logan's favorite too, as i allowed her to use the scissors for cutting the stems and sticks. simple! ;)

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  6. Nature art. Love it! We use leaves and bit and bobs from the garden to make crafty pictures, but I love this idea. The photos are great. Found you through Nature In The Home, and am now following.

    Leanne xx

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    1. excellent,
      thank you,
      and welcome : )

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  7. Love all the things you made, especially the names xx

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