Summer ~Wk 1~ Nature10:20 PM
We had a great week away at the trailer, we couldn't have asked for a better and easier way to be immersed into nature and explore our great planet than to spend a week there, swimming, playing, hiking, kite flying and more!
We had such a great time we actually didn't even do all of the fun things I had planned for us.
Unfortunately the first few days we were there it was cold, and rainy! Yeah! for Canada's unpredictable weather! That's alright though we went ahead and did all things we would do if the sun was shining anyway, fishing, a nature walk/scavenger hunt, sun catchers, we even went to the beach!
And then finally the last few days of our vacation warmed up, the sun was shining and we made some great art, soaked in the rays with some more fishing, swimming, made some bird feeders and we even played with a few chipmunks (sorta)! Haha
We really enjoyed the little scavenger hunt/nature walk we went on but then started to get badly bite by mosquitos in the forest so we turned around and explored a little more out in the open. I think because of all the rain we had on the weekend (pretty much 2 full days of rain) they were especially bad.
|Looking for things on our nature walk, we were painting with the things we found when we got back to the trailer|
By the time we got back to the trailer Ev didn't feel like doing the painting with us and just wanted to swing and play on the monkey bars, so H and I took to it and started out by writing Mother nature a note with a stick that we found.
And of course minnow catching is a great way to see nature and understand life, and lifecycle. The kids were very excited to have caught 6 minnows, a few snails and lots of algae, lillypads and weeds.
Ev, of course loved fishing for the big fish. He didn't catch anything this time but that doesn't stop him. He's a real little fisherman and could spend many hours next to his Grandpa looking for the "big one".
I'll post some more of this week in a bit, stay tuned for some more awesome activity and craft ideas! It was a great week!