An outdoor window walk

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on June 7, 2012

in Nature Window Walk, Science and Nature

This is a simple idea for drawing children’s attention to the finer details of their outdoor environment…

I made these simple nature windows by cutting the window frame from foam squares (try saying that three times) and stapling a straw on each window for a handle…

The children took their windows and went outdoors to see what they could find by looking through their frames…

By looking through the windows, the children noticed things that normally, they might have just walked right passed like the way the rocks are all different colors and what might be lurking down deep inside the holes of that drain…

And all the different kinds of flower petals…

And this child happened to notice a tiny caterpillar too…

The children walked around and really took a close look at nature…

Some of the children brought a few of their findings back inside and we were able to use our nature walk as a way to talk more about the outdoor things we were able to see and to touch…

A simple but wonderful way to expand vocabulary and investigate nature…

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1 JDaniel4's Mom June 8, 2012 at 7:03 am

These are so cute! I have made windows for the car, but not for walking. What a great idea!

2 Amber June 8, 2012 at 8:02 am

Oh, the simple things! Sometimes I can get taken up with “fancy” but it’s so not necessary! Love this idea. I think something similar can be done with my school-agers. Hmmm! Now the wheels are turning!

3 Gina June 8, 2012 at 10:42 am

Oh, I love this idea! What a great way to help the kiddos focus on seeing the little bits of beauty while they’re outside! Pinning for future use! :)

4 crystal@growingajeweledrose June 8, 2012 at 11:03 am

What a great Idea! My daughter would love finding things to look at through her window too!

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