Activity 46: Nature and Not*
Age Range: Preschool and Up
Area Being Developed: Pre-Science, Earth Science
Take advantage of the invigorating fall weather and go outside with your child. Stay in a nearby place like your own backyard or go to a neighborhood park for even more fun.
Once you are set, take turns finding objects. They could be products of nature like stones, twigs, or some grass; or they could be man-made like a bicycle or a car.
As you choose an item, say something like, “I found a leaf. It is from nature.” Or “I found a shoe. It is man-made.” Help your child as much or as little as is needed to understand the difference.
* Excerpted from Make Your Own Preschool Games by Sally Goldberg, Ph.D., p. 31
NOTE: Hold on to this tip for the month of October. Watch for a whole new look of tips beginning November 1st.