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This is the simplest nature activity to set up ever! It's portable, and a great way to record a day outside. You really can get the kids going on this in under a minute.

 

This is the simplest nature activity to set up ever! It's portable, and a great way to record a day outside. You really can get the kids going on this in under a minute. In fact, if you prepare a few at once, I'd go as far as saying that the kids can be up and running in under 10 secs! That's got to be time well spent, and, as if that wasn't reason enough to give it a go, it also ticks the creative and educational boxes too!

This is the simplest nature activity to set up ever! It's portable, and a great way to record a day outside. You really can get the kids going on this in under a minute.

All you need is a piece of card and some double-sided sticky tape. Here I used 50mm tape and whiteboard. If you are feeling ultra-creative you could of course go for a pattern, but a stripe worked well for us. This is a great activity to have prepared in your bag for when you are out and about.

This is the simplest nature activity to set up ever! It's portable, and a great way to record a day outside. You really can get the kids going on this in under a minute.

Then simply walk (or rush madly if you are my kids) round an outside space and stick anything that takes your fancy to your board. Remind them to only pick tiny pieces of growing plants so not to damage them.

This is the simplest nature activity to set up ever! It's portable, and a great way to record a day outside. You really can get the kids going on this in under a minute.

You can set the kids themes such as leaf colours, different types of seeds, or just let them freestyle. I have a no creature rule just in case temptation comes their way!

This is the simplest nature activity to set up ever! It's portable, and a great way to record a day outside. You really can get the kids going on this in under a minute.

We collected in our neighbouring field for one card and then in our garden for the other. It was a great visual aid to show the kids the difference in cultivated flowers versus wild flowers.

This is the simplest nature activity to set up ever! It's portable, and a great way to record a day outside. You really can get the kids going on this in under a minute.

Each season and habitat will give you a very different board. Its a great way to record the changing seasons and colours. There is also no reason why you couldn't adapt this activity to include different objects. If you've enjoyed this post, we'd love it if you shared it x

 

This is the simplest nature activity to set up ever! It's portable, and a great way to record a day outside. You really can get the kids going on this in under a minute.

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  • Reply Debbie

    Hi Sarah, what a creative idea and I love the differences in the cards you made. It will be interesting to see how they change as the petals dry. I think the no living creature rule is probably justified when it comes to children bring outside and creative!

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    August 31, 2016 at 2:28 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Thanks Debbie, yep I find it best to outline rules clearly with my kids to avoid any misunderstandings!

      September 12, 2016 at 12:34 pm
  • Reply Karen

    Ha ha, I love the no creature rule! I hope that sticks! This is a brilliant idea. One to be saved for the future me thinks. All these fab ideas and I’m alone with a 10 month old! Lol, I am savouring the baby days honest, but I’m looking forward to the olders days too! Thanks for linking up to #abrandnewday

    May 5, 2016 at 10:52 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      It is fun when they get older and you can do more with them = although of course you lose them to school just as they get interesting :)

      May 6, 2016 at 10:13 pm
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