We find some pretty amazing things when we are out and about hiking around in nature. Sometimes those things help us tap Mother Nature's Toy Box to create some playthings.
Some very long grass, a few twigs and a bit of tape became an airplane that was flown off an aircraft carrier, up into space and on a rescue mission over rough waters.
Although this project was created straight from my little man's imagination, with a little building assistance from mom, we have been inspired to use what we find in nature by a book called Nature's Art Box.
A few rocks, some sand and flowing water helped create dams, lakes, cliffs, sea stacks, deltas, and harbors.
A wonderful way to learn about erosion and landforms while you play. And the perfect accompaniment to our recent reading of Geography from A to Z.
~We are very lucky to have streams flowing onto most of the beaches around here which makes this kind of learning and play readily available. Before we lived here I remember doing this kind of thing in the sand box during water play. It was on a much smaller scale but fun just the same.
Have you been playing in Mother Nature's Toy Box lately?
I would love to hear about your projects and play!