Finding different materials in nature and making art. I think this idea is a good way for children to find out how different materials interact with each other.

mandala Finding different materials in nature and making art. I think this idea is a good way for children to find out how different materials interact with each other.

Nature Sun Catcher. I think this is a great idea because it allows children to use their creativity and exploration skills to find materials and put it all together to create artwork. Also, children can use their sense of touch and sight, to see how the objects can come together into a sun catcher.

Icy Suncatcher- Fun nature craft geared towards children. A treasure hunt for the natural materials needed for this project precedes the craft portion.

Telling stories through nature. I think this is a great activity for children, because they can use their creativity and imagination, to think of stories and along the way they can learn how different materials interact with each other.

Telling stories through nature. I think this is a great activity for children, because they can use their creativity and imagination, to think of stories and along the way they can learn how different materials interact with each other.

Attaching slack line to two trees. This activity helps children build confidence and develop a sense of trust with you.

Attaching slack line to two trees. This activity helps children build confidence and develop a sense of trust with you.

Colour Match. This activity permits children to each be responsible for a colour. Then,  they then can find a material that matches their colour. I think this activity is effective because it allows children to learn their colours. Also, they can learn how many different colours the forest offers.

Colour Match. This activity permits children to each be responsible for a colour. Then, they then can find a material that matches their colour. I think this activity is effective because it allows children to learn their colours. Also, they can learn how many different colours the forest offers.

Setting up a wall of tape between trees and not telling children why it is there for them to discover what they can do with it. This is a great way for children to use their imaginations and work together.

Setting up a wall of tape between trees and not telling children why it is there for them to discover what they can do with it. This is a great way for children to use their imaginations and work together.

Nature Perfume. Pour water into a bottle for children and then allow them to add leaves, berries and what ever else they can find. Then, allow them to think of a name for it. This would be a good idea for children to give as a  Mothers Day crafts. Also, it allows children to learn about the different textures and materials found in the outdoor environment.

Nature Perfume. Pour water into a bottle for children and then allow them to add leaves, berries and what ever else they can find. Then, allow them to think of a name for it. This would be a good idea for children to give as a Mothers Day crafts. Also, it allows children to learn about the different textures and materials found in the outdoor environment.

Drawing an image with chalk or using your own shadow and then simply finding nature to fill in the features. Allows children to learn how nature can be used in so many different ways.

Drawing an image with chalk or using your own shadow and then simply finding nature to fill in the features. Allows children to learn how nature can be used in so many different ways.

Adding materials to the nature weaving allows for children to explore the natural world and find out what attaches or stays and what doesn't.

Adding materials to the nature weaving allows for children to explore the natural world and find out what attaches or stays and what doesn't.

Nature Drawing. Giving children a blank canvas and allowing them to find different natural materials to draw with. This is a good idea because it opens children's minds and helps them understand that you can create art with just about anything.

Giving children a blank canvas and allowing them to find different natural marerials to draw with. This is a good idea because it opens children's minds and helps them understand that you can create art with just about anything.

Nature Drawing. Giving children a blank canvas and allowing them to find different natural marerials to draw with. This is a good idea because it opens children's minds and helps them understand that you can create art with just about anything.

Giving children a blank canvas and allowing them to find different natural marerials to draw with. This is a good idea because it opens children's minds and helps them understand that you can create art with just about anything.

Jar theme. Tell children to choose a theme and find all the items they can with that theme in mind. This activity allows for children to work with other children and learn what things are similar in the environment.

This activity allows for children to work with other children and learn what things are similar in the environment.

Setting up a clear plastic mat on top of two tables allowing some children to lie down underneath and others on top. The ones underneath simply observe and the ones on top blow bubbles.

Setting up a clear plastic mat on top of two tables allowing some children to lie down underneath and others on top. The ones underneath simply observe and the ones on top blow bubbles.

Telling stories using nature and play dough allows children to use their creative side and find out what the nature offers.

Telling stories using nature and play dough allows children to use their creative side and find out what the nature offers.

Using a digital microscope allows children to explore the nature around them and see what everything looks like up close.

Using a digital microscope allows children to explore the nature around them and see what everything looks like up close.

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