The girls recently got some magnifying glasses and so today when we had nothing to do, I decided to use this idea I found on Pinterest and go for a nature hunt.
The girls were into it (Elyse especially). She brought along her camera to record her findings. We found these mushrooms in the yard and had a conversation about eating only mushrooms from the grocery store (although I think it less than necessary...mushrooms are a food neither girl is too excited to try anyway!)
Here's Elyse studying something. Once she discovered something, she wanted to "explore" it more than then take a picture. She took it very seriously.
Her sister, not so much. Madelyn was bored after a few minutes but quickly found some fun at the playground.
Here's Elyse looking at leaves. I like that she determined these to be her "something beautiful!"
She made sure to check everything off the list.
It was a fun way to spend part of our morning!
*Disclaimer: Our days aren't all nature hunts, bike parades and concerts in the park. These are just the times I remember to take out the camera and the girls are engaged enough to be good subjects. I just don't think our trips to the commissary are blog worthy. :)