Nature Walk Collage {easy kid’s craft}

August 3, 2015 4 By EngineerMommy

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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