I REALLY love taking walks with the girls. Unfortunately, they usually don't want to go, so I have to make them. Once we get going, they enjoy themselves, but it's hard to tear them away from their play that they are always so engaged in.
However, these Nature Walk Bingo cards motivated them to get moving, and we had a WONDERFUL walk today! Both girls were much more focused on noticing their surroundings, and we saw so many things that we usually would have overlooked!
E(3) was reaching down to pick up this flower, when we noticed the bee in it. We observed the bee for a few minutes before she picked up another flower. She sniffed the flower and then had pollen on her nose for the next hour or so.
The girls LOVED walking through this field of thousands of tiny yellow flowers. Their goal was to make it across the field without stepping on any flowers.
We stopped to touch the bark of trees along the way since their cards had "rough bark" and "smooth bark" listed as things to find.
The Nature Bingo cards came from Ladybug magazine. You can find a printable black and white version here.