we’re going on a Nature Hunt

As the weather picks up, it’s great to let the little ones expel energy running about in the fresh air. It’s even better when they have a bit of a focus so that they are kept occupied and interested as they buzz about. Harry and Harriet were desperate to go on a nature hunt and as the sun shone one glorious afternoon, we thought we’d step out into the great outdoors to see what could be found.

Firstly, its all about preparation. Harry and Harriet studied their nature books carefully deciding what they might find as they planned the nature hunt. Between them they have a lovely selection of animal and nature books which they enjoy looking¬†at and ask numerous (!!) questions about. The books they particularly enjoy are Nature’s Day, My First Nature Book, Creaturepedia¬†and Outdoor Wonderland.

nature hunt

nature hunt

nature hunt

nature hunt

Next, they set off with their backpacks (their Kanken backpacks are featured in our top picks backpack post which you can read about here). Inside were all the nature hunt essentials; binoculars, magnifying glass, observation books and collecting jar.

nature hunt

nature hunt

They scoured the wilderness in the sunshine and collected any items they found interesting. Harriet loved the different colours amongst the first flowers emerging whilst Harry (as always) was keen to discover “interesting” stones although found time to stop and blow some dandelion seeds into the wind. Teddy leant a hand by holding the magnifying glass.

nature hunt

nature hunt

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nature hunt

out and about

out and about

It was fantastic watching Harry and Harriet get so involved as they checked under rocks and leaves to see what they could find. It is such an easy activity and provides the minis with exercise both physically and mentally.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

3 Comments

  1. 3rd June 2015 / 2:46 pm

    I adore your photos, they tell the whole story just by themselves! From sitting with their books to off round the garden the whole story is here. Looks like they did so well and largely unaided too, it’s great to leave them to explore and watch as they gather, you never know quite what will catch their eye. I hope they have plenty more nature explorations over the coming months. Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.

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      3rd June 2015 / 7:50 pm

      Thank you so much Fiona, that’s very kind of you to say. They all love being outdoors so much, that we try to encourage it as much as possible. Harriet’s latest craze is collecting worms from the garden! Now they are 3 and a half they do so much more on their own too – you’re right, Georgie and I are there more for guidance these days. It’s a delight to watch them.

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