Tag Archives: spring

Our 1st nature table

27 Apr

I’ve been reading quite a bit lately about Waldorf ideas and one of the many things I love about it is the nature table. So here is my first ever nature table celebrating the arrival of spring.

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It doesn’t have much on it yet but I hope we can continually add to it as we find more treasures when out exploring.

I painting the spring tree picture myself yesterday. It’s been ages since I have done any painting but I quite enjoyed it.

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The blossom is from our own apple tree. The other flowers were also collected in our garden.

The twig came from our recent walk in the woods and is decorated with scrapbook paper in spring like colours. I got this great idea from this link on Pinterest (have I mentioned just how much I love that site?!)

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While I was painting my picture I thought I’d let The Limpet have a go at watercolour painting too. I mixed some paint in with small amounts of water. She enjoyed using this for a while but then decided that my small paint set looked like much more fun. Her picture actually turned out really well and she sat doing it for an extraordinary length of time.

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To go along with our nature table we have got a wonderful Shirley Hughes book out of the library called Out and About. It is a collection of poems and beautiful pictures celebrating the changes in each season. Shirley Hughes is my favorite children’s author, I love all her work and have done since I was a child.

 

 

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Sunshine after the rain

24 Apr

We’ve had a lot of rain recently and today even had thunder and lightening followed by a hailstorm. I wish I could be the sort of mum who was happy to take the kids outdoors regardless of the weather but I’m not. In fact I think I might be allergic to rain. Fortunately by the time the two monsters woke from their nap, the grey skies had cleared and the sun was shining brightly.

We decided to put on wellies and head to the woods. The Limpet loved jumping in all the puddles and squelching through the mud.

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We watched squirrels running up trees and spotted signs of spring.

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Can you spot the ladybird on the leaf?

Our local woods also have a great adventure area. Most of which is aimed at bigger kids but we were able to enjoy some bits.

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