In "World of Wonder," a Tapestry of Faith program
Participants experience nature directly.
Go on a nature walk with bird watching as your goal. Explain to the children the importance of staying quiet. Pause on the walk to silently listen for birdsong. Look under bushes and in trees for bird nests. Remind the children that the nests are homes and instruct them not to disturb the bird nests in any way. Look for birds and try to identify them with your bird guide.
Invite participants to collect any interesting non-living items they find, such as acorns, stones, or leaves, in their paper bags.
After the walk, process the activity with questions such as:
Determine whether there are any relevant allergies within your group, such as bee stings or pollen, and plan accordingly.
If you have a child who uses a wheelchair or has limited mobility, select a location that is accessible, with paved paths.
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Last updated on Friday, May 17, 2013.
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