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They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.Psalm 1:3
Our family loves to hike.
Being out in God’s creation is good for our souls!
We’ve hiked and taken the kids on nature walks since they were in baby carriers. Inevitably, when we arrive back home their pockets are bulging with treasures. Little beauties that were picked up and shoved down deep to save, fully intending to treasure them forever and ever.
I want to cultivate a desire in my kids to want or NEED to be outside discovering God in nature. Not just occasionally, but all the time, even daily.
When I can combine an outdoor adventure discovering God’s incredible beauty with a learning activity, it’s a good homeschool day. Don’t we call those ‘Teachable Moments’?
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So what do we do with all those little treasures that made it all the way home?
Here are a few ideas:
- Play Dough – press them into the dough and discover the patterns that pinecones make. Use a rolling pin and roll leaves into the dough, pull the leaf up and find all the veins. Continue pressing until the dough’s surface is full. Now admire your work!
- Paint your treasures! Use craft paint to color your pinecones and leaves! Attach them to twine and make a beautiful garland.
- Nature Wreath – Cut out a large paper or cardboard circle. Cut another smaller circle inside the first one to make a wreath (or a donut). Use a hot glue gun to adhere all the pinecones, leaves, rocks, flowers to the paper. Keep gluing until you can’t see the paper. Once it’s done you can add a big red bow to your nature wreath and now you’ve got your Christmas Wreath for the front door!
What are you going to use these for?
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