Fall is an excellent time to take a nature walk. Instead of bringing a basket or bag in which to collect natural objects, make a simple tape bracelet.
Wide, sticky tape such as duct tape
Found objects such as leaves, seed pods, pine needles and small stones
After dressing for the outdoors, make a bracelet by wrapping tape loosely around a child’s wrist with the sticky side facing out. Take a walk outside and look for items to stick onto the bracelet. Talk about all the interesting things found during the walk. Talking with adults helps children develop vocabulary and language skills that will help them learn to read when they begin school.
Make a scrapbook of found objects and label the items. Make a window hanging by taping a piece of clear contact paper to a window with the sticky side facing out. Stick found objects from outdoor walks to the contact paper.
-Anjie G. at KDL’s Walker Branch
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Posted by: Ali