Nature Walk Collage {easy kid's craft}
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This is a fun and easy activity for kids. It’s a great way to incorporate learning about nature with arts & crafts! This is a two-part activity: the first part is the actual Nature Walk, while the second part is the formation of a collage!

Nature Walk Collage {easy kid’s craft}

Nature Walk Collage {easy kid's craft}

Nature Walk Collage {easy kid’s craft}



During the Nature Walk part, I simply went for a walk around the neighborhood with my child. We brought along a small basket to fill with elements that we found along the way. We used the opportunity to discuss the processes that allow plants to survive (like photosynthesis). I also answered other random questions that popped up along the way, including “Why do trees lose leaves?” and “Why is some grass green while other grass is brown?” These are great questions, because it means my kid is thinking critically about the environment around her. This type of thinking will foster a love for learning, and I am a big fan of that!
Nature Walk Collage {a kids' craft}

Nature Walk Collage {a kids’ craft}


The Nature Walk had some rules associated with it. She was allowed to pick up leaves and twigs and little nuts or berries that she found on the sidewalk. She was not allowed to pull flowers or grass or plants from anyone’s lawn. We did take some time on our lawn as well, where she was allowed to pull off some flowers, grasses, and leaves. Here is what the basket looked like when she was done collecting:
Nature Walk Collage {a kids' craft}

Nature Walk Collage {a kids’ craft}


During the Collage part, I simply gave her the basket full of her collectibles. I added some more decorative elements that she would enjoy adding to her artwork, including feathers, pom poms and googly eyes.
Nature Walk Collage {a kids' craft}

Nature Walk Collage {a kids’ craft}


She then assembled the collage all by herself using some glue. She had a blast and was very proud of her artwork.
Nature Walk Collage {a kids' craft}

Nature Walk Collage {a kids’ craft}


The next day, when Grandma was visiting, she wanted to show off her masterpiece, and also discuss with Grandma everything she learned about nature. I’m a proud mama!:)

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 August 3, 2015  Posted by

4 Responses to “Nature Walk Collage {easy kid’s craft}”

  1. Have to say am quite impressed with your childs’ art work, her system of assembly is quite sophisticated for young child. Good for you Mom, letting her look, understand how some things in nature work. Too bad more parents aren’t able to give these kinds of nature lessons ot small children, make them aware of what’s around them. You must be quite proud and bet Grama visiting was very proud also. I used to do things like that when I’d take our grand daughters to lake when they were still quite young. I worked at small town paper in town they lived in so when I got off at 12:30 would get them and we’d spend many happy content afternoons at our local state park lake.. It was so wonderful but passed much too quickly.
    What you are doing with your young one is fostering interest in educating herself. One of greatest things we can offer our children.
    Now they’re 15, sophomore year in high school, class president and oldest is 18, going to college in few days at Dominican U. in San Rafael, CA on a wonderful scholarship. . I’m not ready for her to go away so can only imagine how her parents feel. The girls are quite close, guess 3 yrs. between them helped to curb their animosities towards each other. And talk about two very different personalities. I will be very sure to take good care of hubs/I so we can see them mature more and maybe give us great grand children. Hubs will be 74 in Oct. and I was 75 last month. ENjoy the week

    • EngineerMommy

      I’ll bet you enjoyed so many of those lovely afternoons at your local lake with your grandkids! Sounds like a wonderful time! Thanks for your comment and kind words, JaneEllen!

  2. Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things and have a great day!

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