Today I am sharing with you how to create a wonderful winter nature basket with your toddler. I recently shared our Wintery Walk in the Wyre Forest which was such great quality time.
While we were out on our Frosty morning walk Little N carried around her wicker basket. We walked around talking about the changes we could see. The things we could hear. We felt how cold the frosty leaves were and watched on as the warmth from our hands melted the frosty spikes.
During our 4 mile walk Little N was busy Nature collecting off the forest floor.
In our Winter Nature Basket we have:
- Pine Cones
- Oak leaves
- Holly Leaves
- Juicy Red Berries
- 2 Varieties of Spruce branches
We brought the basket home filled with the joys of Nature and together we sat and has a closer look at what we had collected. Little N used her magnifying glass to take a closer look. She took great care when looking at the berries. I had explained they were for the birds to eat and she insisted that we added them to our bird table outside, which we did.
I showed Little N how spiky the Holly leaves were and after reaching down slowly to feel she quickly decided she didn't want to pick them up.
Little N enjoys nature walks and bringing Nature home is something she really enjoys.
We used the Nature we had collected around our Painting easel. Little N used the whiteboard to draw some lovely juicy berries and green holly leaves. We also used the spruce branches during some painting. They made some interesting marks.
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