Earth Day Kids Project- Nature Walk & Found Object Art

Kids Nature Walk and Found Object Collage Project Perfect For Earth Day 7

Earth Day is just around the corner and I think it’s the perfect opportunity to teach our kids about the world that we live in. Don’t get me wrong, I try to teach Bean about environmentalism and taking care of our natural resources all year long, but it’s fun to celebrate with extra Earth Day goodness in April.

Over the weekend I was exploring my favorite blogs on Bloglovin (You can follow Sew Creative here), when an image from Modern Parents Messy Kids caught my eye. Alli had taken her son on a nature walk and they made bug collages out of the items that they had collected on their walk. Make sure you go a check out the MPMK Ways To Play With Nature post because her bugs are SO MUCH BETTER THAN OURS! ;)

My family is taking part in the Today’s Parent Healthy Family Challenge and I’m blogging for Today’s Parent about our experience. Now that the weather is getting nicer in Vancouver I’ve been trying my best to get the kids outside every single day for walks. Yesterday the weather was beautiful so inspired by Modern Parents Messy Kids I decided that we should go on a nature hunt.

I loaded Turtle up in his stroller, we grabbed one of Bean’s Easter Baskets, put Jake on his leash and out we set.

Kids Nature Walk and Found Object Collage Project Perfect For Earth Day 01 We have a bunch of cherry trees around our house (you can just make one out behind us) so one of the first things we collected were blossoms that had fallen to the ground.

Kids Nature Walk and Found Object Collage Project Perfect For Earth Day 9 Bean and I had a great time hunting down different plants and twigs and brainstorming what we could make with it as we picked them.

Kids Nature Walk and Found Object Collage Project Perfect For Earth Day 10 Along the way we found a big, fat, green caterpillar. Bean had to stop and give it a pet.

Kids Nature Walk and Found Object Collage Project Perfect For Earth Day 13 It was a beautiful day out and Turtle enjoyed just being in his stroller and taking in the sights, sounds and scents of spring.

Kids Nature Walk and Found Object Collage Project Perfect For Earth Day 12 The spring air soon got the best of Turtle and he fell fast asleep. Here is is sleeping with Bean’s treasure basket.

Kids Nature Walk and Found Object Collage Project Perfect For Earth Day 11 Our 10 year old Yorkie mix Jake got in on the exploring too!

Kids Nature Walk and Found Object Collage Project Perfect For Earth Day 1 After an hour or so of being outside Bean’s basket was full so we headed in to sort through all of the neat plants, rocks and twigs we had collected.

Kids Nature Walk and Found Object Collage Project Perfect For Earth Day 2 We sorted all of our treasures on one of The Hubs BBQ trays.

Kids Nature Walk and Found Object Collage Project Perfect For Earth Day 5 I thought that we found some pretty cool things!

Kids Nature Walk and Found Object Collage Project Perfect For Earth Day 3 After everything was sorted we started to make bug collages out of our items.

Kids Nature Walk and Found Object Collage Project Perfect For Earth Day 4 While we were out exploring Bean picked a long piece of grass and said that she wanted to make a walking stick bug out of it. Here it is. She giggled that it had a flower for it’s bum. ;)

Kids Nature Walk and Found Object Collage Project Perfect For Earth Day 6 Mommy made a couple of winged bugs.

We had so much fun doing this activity. To be honest I think that the nature walk and hunting for the items was a bigger hit than making the bugs out of what we found. I might try to do a nature scavenger hunt for our next nature walk. I also loved all the fun photos I got of the kids while we were out. Documenting our activities for Sew Creative is one of my favorite things about blogging. It’s helping me preserve so many memories.

A big thank you to Alli and Modern Parent Messy Kids for the inspiration!

Do you have any Earth Day activities planned for your little ones?

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6 Responses to Earth Day Kids Project- Nature Walk & Found Object Art

  1. Leti Del Mar says:

    Your blog looks so cute! So glad I found you through Linkin with my ladies!

  2. Great pictures! That little bunny bag is too cute. New follower on BlogLovin from the Linkin with my Ladies Blog Hop. Looking forward to following along- Karen

    • Crystal says:

      Thank you so much for stopping by Karen! I really love the bunny basket as well. It’s made out of a really, nice thick felt. I can’t remember where we got it from though. I’ll make sure to stop by your blog as well. :)

  3. Hello Crystal! We joined the blog hop group on The Wondering Brain’s blog, and it has been so fun to visit blog after blog after blog! You have an adorable blog and a great layout. We’re your new fans! Feel free to check out our blog if you have time.

    Cayla and Ashley
    caylaandashley.blogspot.com

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