Sit in silence and just feel the majestic environment around you. Use your senses to feel, listen, touch, hear, and see what the world around you. Sometimes you can even taste the air. Observe the same area at different times of the year – and visit again in the fall and winter and see how it has changed. Outdoor learning provides all kinds of ways to engage your senses.
How about getting a blank notebook and sketching your observations. Don’t forget to have your kids date where and when they observed nature.
QUESTIONS TO GET THEM THINKING:
What are you looking at?
What is it doing?
How does it look, smell, sound, feel (sometimes taste)?