30 Days Wild Day 3: Nature colour hunts & crowns
By Year One teacher Lauren - @letthemplayinpuddles
The Wildlife Trust’s ‘30 Days Wild’ challenge is a fantastic way of getting your little ones out and about enjoying nature, either as a family or as a class! Here are a few nature based activities that I have tried and loved over the years with my classes, that would be brilliant for home or school-based learning!
Nature colour hunts are a great way of getting children to look closely at the world around them! My favourite way of creating these is by using egg boxes. Picks six colours that you think you might find out and about in nature (this could be in your garden or on a woodland walk), and then paint these colours into the sections of the egg box. Then, go on a nature colour hunt! Every time you find something, put it into its corresponding colour! One thing I like to do with this is use two different shades of green, to get the children really thinking about the colours they are finding & how colours can differ!
Nature Crowns are also a fantastic way of combining nature and Art! This can also be done as a nature cuff (bracelet). Make your hat or bracelet before you go using card, and attach some double sided sticky tape to it so you are ready to stick! Then, as you find different things on your walk or exploration of the outdoors, attach them to your crown or cuff! This is also a great activity that can inspire conversations with children about not picking things, only taking what we find on the floor to protect the forest and nature!