If you are a long time reader of my blog, you will know that we huge adventurers and explorers. We are happiest when we are by the water or in a forest. The girls love to look for bugs and birds and now the spring is here, we like to take our nature books out with us to identify a new animal, flower or tree that we find. The girls love looking through the books and finding something new. Elle then loves to draw or write about nature in her nature journal. We are now in the Easter holidays and i just love having days to spend with the girls in the woods and meadows. Spring to us is about adventures, blossom picking. baking, and flower collecting. Elle and Mia also love to press flowers that we find and then use them in paintings and drawings. Elle keeps asking for an easel to take to the woods with us so she can sit and paint or use flowers in her artwork. She reminds me so much of Beatrix Potter!
I have put together a few ideas of things you can do during the holidays or over Spring and Summer. Something i cannot wait to do with the girls this spring is star gaze in the garden. Elle has asked for a telescope for her birthday and we will be getting her one so she can star gaze our of her window. She loves space and it will be the perfect gift for her. We are also looking to expand our nature book collections. We love sitting in bed at night time and looking at all the different birds or flowers and learning. Another thing we shall be doing this spring is painting in the woods. As i mentioned, it is something that Elle has been asking to do. I would take some small easels and canvas's with us into the woods and allow the girls to sit on logs and paint what they wish. They both have an art wall in their rooms and the addition of their own canvas's is something they would love! We can spend hour in the wood and meadows or down by the river and ponds and it doesn't cost anything. Once you have your books etc, the day is free and you can spend hours upon hours just being creative. What will you all be getting up to this holidays?
(All from The Works)
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