It started years ago with the reading of Karen Andreola’s book A Pocketful of Pinecones. I fell in love with the idea of nature walks in our homeschool.
However, as time marched on and we moved away from the slow pace of small town, I found myself less likely to search for nature amongst the cement of the city with 6 children in tow.
And then we moved here where nature oozes from every inch of the acreage our home sits on. How could I not but think of my beloved Pocketful of Pinecones?
And then Jimmie with her Notebooking Success ebook reminded me of how easy this could be and Barb with her love of nature reminded me how beautiful this could be. And so we stepped outside.
And then we stepped inside with our treasures. We glued what we could onto cardstock and labeled the things we knew, leaving the rest blank for the time when we might know more. Then we slipped them into page protectors inside personalized Nature Notebooks.
They weren’t perfect. We didn’t know what several things were, I wouldn’t let them put the deer droppings in the book, the glue took a while to dry (planning to use glue dots next time), but we had a wonderful time! And two days later, we did it again!
Ahhh, what lovely memories!