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.
Nature Name Activity
Use different leaves, flowers, and sticks to spell out your child’s name. Get creative!
- Various leaves, flowers, and sticks
- Elmer’s glue
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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