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Get your child a bug box and magnifying glass at a dollar store. Collect insects and observe them. Take a close look at the insects body. What do you see? Show your child how moving a rock or a fallen stick can often reveal insects! Take a picture.
Nature scavenger hunt! Make a list using pictures as clues of things you can easily find at a park (grass, leaf, bird, pinecone, etc.). Ask your child to check off items as they are found!
You can attract butterflies by setting out watermelon, oranges or overripe bananas! Try setting out all 3 and observe which attracts the most butterflies!
This week we will focus on science for the summer! All of these nature activities were written with SUMMER in mind and can be done at the park, on a walk or in your backyard! Children are naturally enthusiastic about learning and are very curious about the world we live in. These lessons are fun and interactive, but best of all, they can be integrated into everyday experiences.
How many doorknobs are in your house? Walk with a parent and use tally marks to record them as you find each doorknob. When you are finished count the tally marks and write down the number.
How many EARS are in your house right now? Draw a picture to help you figure it out. Don’t forget your pets!