Nature study doesn’t have to be hard. It can be as simple as taking an egg carton on a walk down your street or running around your backyard. A simple way to get outside and look at what is happening in the natural world is a scavenger hunt.
Grab an egg carton, 6 colors of paint or markers and do a quick art project by painting 6 of the egg holes, leaving the corresponding holes blank. This is now your color wheel for an outdoor adventure.
Send the children off with the egg carton to find each of those colors in nature and watch their curiosity explode with excitement.
Who found red? What about orange?
Colors come alive all around you when you focus your attention on the details in the grass, on a bush or under a tree.
Use this activity over and over or change up what you are looking for. What about shapes in nature or specific items for a location like
a beach? Make this simple activity your own with multiple uses and hours of wonder and curiosity.
Print off our egg carton activity sheet HERE.