Monday, August 4, 2008

Our Five Senses


This morning, my youngest returned for a Knee High Naturalist class, Playing with the Senses, taught by Miss Allison, through the Little Traverse Conservancy. It was every bit a hit as last week's class on Insects. This week, the kids made nature potions by crushing their choice of leaves and needles, adding a bit of water, each creating a delightful concoction to smell. Favorites included lavender, mint, balsam fir, lemon basil and dill. After sharing their creations, they went on a short nature walk to gather items of different textures to explore the sense of touch. They created beautiful collages using their treasures (leaves, flower petals, even an acorn) by sticking their objects onto a piece of cardboard that had several pieces of double sided tape attached. The children finished with the sense of taste, as they snacked on a variety of berries and string cheese. Very simple activities that completely captured the children's imaginations. We plan to share what we discovered at our next birthday party! Thanks Miss Allison! : )

2 comments:

sarah, rsm said...

Kim,

Thought I'd check out your blog to learn a little bit more about this wonderful creator of fairies! Looks like your daughters share your loves!

Grateful Blessings,
Sarah
http://acomfortablecupoftea.blogspot.com

huesofnature said...

That they do. : ) I so enjoyed your blog, too! I feel blessed our paths have crossed.