Fun Activities – June 2
Educational Activities for All Ages While Sheltering in Place
There is plenty to do during this time of physical distancing, from community science projects for all ages, to fun and engaging stories and videos for little children.
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The Call of the Warbler
“When Drew Lanham was a child, he used to lie down in a field and play dead, just so he could get a glimpse of vultures flying over him. He made binoculars out of toilet paper rolls, and wings out of cardboard. He loved birds. But when he went to college, he says “I was trying to live up to the expectations of others who said, ‘you’re a black kid who’s good at math and science.’” So he studied engineering, and was miserable. And then, one day he heard the call of a Prairie Warbler.”
Colors and Shapes Necklace: Nature Craft and Exploration for Kids
Before starting, we explored and named the shapes and colors. Then the children put the necklace on, and we walked the trails looking for the shapes and colors in the forest, meadow and creek. They loved the treasure hunt. And they found every shape and color! (Playing “I Spy with My Little Eye” helped.)
- Draw and cut the shapes – Adults and kids can share the tasks depending on age
- Punch holes in them
- Measure and cut some string – a little longer is helpful for the children to hold up and see the shapes
- Let the kids string them – if you put pieces of cut up paper straws or tubular pasta between them it keeps them separated and easier for the children to find and see
- Put them on and head out to explore!
“This is the best hike ever!” said one little hiker when we made this craft for our weekly Honey Bee Hike. (Currently postponed due to Covid 19. We’ll restart when it’s safe.)