You know kids…they naturally want to stack things, jump off things and collect things! Here at Nature For Kids we’re going to talk about the later of the “things”.
My son has a special box he keeps his collections in. We started out with a tiny tin box but had to upgrade to a larger shoebox size. I constantly have to remind him to weed out the less important things that find their way in there. If he could he’d have a whole room dedicated to his collection. But since our house is only 1600 sq ft. I think you’ll agree that his collection must be secluded to one specific area.
After a summer of exploring outside we have quite the collection of sticks, rocks and shells. Green Hour , one of my favorite outdoor web sites, gave a great idea for what to do with a collection of outdoor items…a Nature Box.
I went to Google image search and typed in “nature box”. These pictures caught my eye…
Tami at Joyful Noise made this appealing nature box with her kids. It’s an old jewelry box. They decoupaged nature pictures on the top and then filled it with all sorts of nature goodies, including an impressive collection of egg rocks.
I’m so excited about this idea that my kids and I will be doing ourselves really soon. I’ll post some pictures here at Nature For Kids once our nature box is finished!
Some other ideas I came across include a nature table. Just lay it out for all to see. A secret outdoor stashing place is fun too. Just put your items under a tree or in a secluded spot.
How do you display or keep your nature collection? Share your thoughts here at Nature For Kids.
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