I think last week’s nature themed Discover & Explore linky has to be one of my favorites! There were so many interesting and fun ideas for kids to do with natural materials. This week I decided to feature some learning activities inspired by nature!
I strongly believe you can find learning opportunities everywhere you look~even outdoors! These fabulous posts from last week’s linky demonstrate some wonderful ways nature can inspire learning activities for children.
Learning Activities Inspired by Nature
Making Pinecone Treats for the Birds from My Nearest and Dearest
My Nearest and Dearest shares a simple way to create pinecone treats for birds. What a great way to observe natural wildlife!
Sorting Math Games from How Wee Learn
How Wee Learn demonstrates how simple it is to create wonderful math lessons with natural materials.
Autumn Stick Trees from Sun Hats & Wellie Boots
This creative art project from Sun Hats & Wellie Boots can inspire imaginary play outdoors serving as a backdrop to a small world scene!
5 Shiny Conkers: Songs for Autumn from Let’s Play Music
Let’s Play Music shares a great way to incorporate music, nature, and math all into one fun activity!
Baby Play: Exploring Nature from School Time Snippets
School Time Snippets reminds us that nature can provide many learning opportunities for babies too!
DIY Nature Slides & Light Play from Where Imagination Grows
I love these nature slides from Where Imagination Grows. What a great way to bring learning inspired by nature indoors!
More Ideas for Creating with Natural Materials from the Discover and Explore Co-hosts
Nature Crafts (KC Edventures)
8 Simple Ways for Kids to Create with Natural Materials (Buggy and Buddy)
10 Ideas for Creating with Natural Materials (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
Creating with Natural Materials (Teach Preschool)
5 Fun Things to Make with Natural Materials (Twodaloo)