Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Importance of Childhood Collections: Sorting Sea Shells Activity for Kids

We did some major shelling at the beach last week. 
Here's "E" collection sorted on my kitchen table.

Sorting and categorizing is really fun for kids - they seem to be natural little collectors
and scientists. I love listening to their observations. 

Snails and "fossil" looking shells.

"Worry Stone" shell shards and mussels.

Traditional "clam shell" shells.

Oysters and spirals.

Rocks, dried seaweed, and more shell bits.

Big shells.

"C"s treasures.
(I didn't get a photo of our shark teeth)

We have lots of fun craft ideas for our haul as well as lots of sorting to do.

pink and green mama

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