This quickie activity is a great addition to your nature walk or just any playtime outside. You can use your bag of treasures that you collected when you went on a nature walk, or just use whatever natural bits are convenient.
Nature faces can be made virtually anywhere, at any time, so remember this activity next time your kids say “I’m bored, mom!”
What you need:
-Various natural materials such as pinecones, leaves, rocks, acorns, grass, flowers, etc.
-Sidewalk chalk (optional)
What to do:
Gather your materials, clear off a spot on the ground, and create faces! It might be helpful for some kids if a chalk circle is drawn on the ground so they will have a starting point for their face creations.
If your kids are too small to make their own faces, let them play with the materials while you make simple faces, and then let them point out eyes, nose, etc. (or ask them what various parts are called).
Don’t forget to take pictures of your work!