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Nature Name – Free Activity Guide

Use different leaves, flowers, and sticks to spell out your child’s name. Get creative!

This week’s newsletter is all about exploring the great outdoors! Going on walks has always been one of our favorite ways to get inspired and reenergized when we find ourselves in a rut. The same could be true for your child too!

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This week’s newsletter is all about exploring the great outdoors! Going on walks has always been one of our favorite ways to get inspired and reenergized when we find ourselves in a rut. The same could be true for your child too!

Below you’ll find the Nature Name activity and the Nature Walk printout. Click here to see the Leaf Rubbing Collage activity.

Exploring outside is a great socially distanced activity and is full of teachable moments. For example, you can talk to your child about the different parts of plants and their functions or locate different types of clouds

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Nature Walk Scavenger Hunt (printable)

Nature walks are also a great opportunity to just simply talk with your child. It’s no surprise that there is a lot happening in the world right now and your child may be looking for an opportunity to speak their mind about it.

Click here to download our scavenger hunt sheet for some added fun!


Nature Name Activity

Use different leaves, flowers, and sticks to spell out your child’s name. Get creative!

Materials:

  • Various leaves, flowers, and sticks
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Paper

1) First, draw your name in pencil across the entire paper.

2) Before you glue anything down, pick out plants that you’d like to use. For letters that have curved lines, such as ‘B’, try to find plants that have a bendable stem. Letters with all straight lines, such as ‘I’ could be a great way to use sticks that won’t bend.

3) Glue over the outline of your name.

4) Place the plants over the glue lines and press down to make sure they’re fixed in place how you’d like them.

5) Wait for the glue to fully dry before displaying your Nature Name artwork!


Book of the Week

I am Enough by Grace Byers

Byers wrote this book as if she was writing it to her younger self, reminding her that she is worthy of love, respect, and kindness. This book helps to remind children that no two people are meant to be exactly the same, and that is what makes us enough!

Thank you for making our first month of business so incredible. We cannot wait for you to see what we have created for our future boxes! Be sure to follow along on our journey on Facebook (EngageBox), Instagram (@EngageBoxKids), Twitter (@EngageBoxKids), and our website (engageboxkids.com).

For the love of fun, 

Jess & Mal 

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Click here to learn more about EngageBox!

Co-Founder / Teacher at EngageBox | + posts

Hi, I’m Jess! I am a first grade teacher in Sunrise, FL. I graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2018 with a Bachelors’ Degree in Elementary Education, an Elementary Reading Endorsement, and an English as a Second Language Certification. I have been working with energetic six- and seven-year olds in the most engaging ways possible. I love working with kiddos and hope to encourage every child I meet to become a life-long learner!

Co-Founder / Teacher at EngageBox | + posts

Hey there, I’m Mallory! I am a first grade teacher in Orlando, FL. I graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2016 with a Bachelors’ Degree in Elementary Education, an Elementary Reading Endorsement, and an English as a Second Language Certification. In my teaching career, I have worked with students with all kinds of abilities and needs. One thing that remains constant among all students is the need for an engaging curriculum. It is my hope as an educator to show my students that learning not only can be fun, but is supposed to be fun! I am excited to reach more students through EngageBox!

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