Now that we have been going outside and observing the same area for several days, we are already seeing a big difference. Personally, I can’t remember the last time that I took the time to really observe the coming of spring in this way, and it has been a lot of fun! As much as I love nature and being outside, I spend way too much time indoors working. I’m really happy that I decided to do this blog because it gives me a change to do work, spend time with my daughter and reconnect with nature, all at the same time. I hope you are also taking the time to get outside, preferably with children, and rediscover your curiosity.
More about this exciting season:
- For young children, it is enough just to talk about the four seasons and how they are different, summer is hot and no school, fall is when the leaves turn colors and fall off, winter is cold and we can have snow, and spring has lots of flowers and new things growing. It is also great for kids just to remember the order of the seasons, it is a cycle.
- Why do we have season? This is something for older kids to explore. Seasons have to do with the rotation and tilt of the Earth in relation to the sun….and it isn’t always what you think. Check out the diagram above. Bill Nye does a great job of describing this.
- Just want something fun and easy? How about a scavenger hunt? Here is one example but there are lots of them online, or have the kids make up one of their own.
-Written by Stacy Carr-Poole, Executive Director at Bucks Audubon