Nature Explorer Set
for a great friend to play with two summers ago.
We got him a Terracycle recycled wrapper backpack
and filled it with lots of home-made goodies:
We made him a personalized backyard field guide
with pictures and information
about local birds, butterflies, and leaves
in a simple three ring binder.
A nature journal to record his observations, outings, leaf rubbings, etc.
Two recycled plastic jars
(with small holes in the lids)
for collecting and observing bugs and critters
(I heard from his mom he caught and released fireflies in the big jar!)
leaf and flower press
Make your own with
layers of newsprint and cardboard
fastened with rubber bands!
A small "collection" box for fossils (see below)
(original purpose - bead sorter from the craft store)
We also included two of our favorite Toys R' Us finds:
a set of Discovery Store Bug Marbles
and a Discovery Store Fossil Collection.
one of my favorite re-purposed
frozen mini-quiche trays
for sorting rock collections, etc.
Why don't you
make a homemade nature explorer set
for your own little Backyard Science Explorer this week?
Wooden Animals - Forest Creatures Set (sigh...)
Discover Crochet Kit (for "E" but also kind of for me too!)
Scarf Knitting Kit (in Blue, for E who learned how to knit last week!)
Lyra Watercolour Set
Sleepy Princess Game
My First Dollhouse