Before going on the Wonder Walk, I really hyped it up to my kids and by the time we went outside they were pumped. We talked before heading out that we were going to look for signs of spring using all of our senses. We made predictions about what we might observe outside and took a chart out with us on which we could record our observations. Armed with our chart, two cameras (one for the kids and one for me), and a magnifying glass, we were off for a Wonder Walk!
|Abby with her hand by her EAR listening for signs of spring.|
|Using our EYES to look for signs of spring.|
|We did see a worm, a dead one, but a sign of spring no less.|
|Feeling the flowers.|
|Feeling buds on the trees. Abby...not so into it. Eli said, "It feels like my Special Pillow." Special Pillow is his little lovey and it is made of fleece. Great comparison, buddy.|
|Eli took these pictures. He specifically took the one on the left to be "just purple flowers."|
|And the picture Abby took...with a little help from Mom.|
|Here I am recording our observations. There is nothing like a good, organized chart.|
After our Wonder Walk, we sat at the table and had a snack over which we chatted about all of the wonderful things God has created. God is bringing spring, bringing new life and we had a wonderful time looking intentionally for it.
Then later in the day it snowed. Ahhhhhhh Michigan.