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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Works for Me Wednesday: God's Nature Box

One of my favorite preschool assignments that Emma has received as "homework" is to create a God's Nature Box for a special show-and-tell session. Her teacher asked the kids to head outdoors with their parents to look around and appreciate the beauty of fall. She wanted them to collect items that reminded them of the awesome things that God has created. What a great project!

Emma and her daddy headed out and collected a cattail, a rock, some leaves, an acorn, a fern, and other miscellaneous nature items. They also took pictures of some things that you wouldn't necessarily want to place in a cardboard box... the lake, trees, mushrooms, and woolly worms.

The picture above shows Emma anxiously awaiting her nature walk. I'm so glad that Emma's teacher assigned this project, as it reminded us to not get so busy that we missed the beauty of God's creation this fall.

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Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

I love this idea! My son {4yrs} is learnig about God's creations in Awanas this month. This would be a great project for him to do. Thanks for sharing!


Jenny said...

aww that's cool. and pretty cute. :D

Sharon said...

What a great project! I marvel at God's creative hand -- it's "Mother Nature" the best?!

Megan said...

My kids love nature walks. We use ziploc baggies though. Thanks for the tip on the box and I never thought of adding pictures of things we couldn't put in our bag.

'Becca said...

We once did an activity in Girl Scouts where each girl got a 2-foot-long string and placed it in a loop on the ground. Then she wrote/drew all the things that were inside her circle. We had to spend more time on this than planned because the girls were so fascinated by all the tiny things they found once they started looking! And this was not at camp or any "nature place", just on the lawn of our urban church.