Kids love collecting things, but nature is so diverse that sometimes it can be hard to see the collection waiting to be pulled together. Making vignettes using nature is a great way to train your child’s inner stylist (a talent that Instagram is fast making a necessary life skill!). If your child has an artistic eye, they will be content to put together a lovely display based on pattern, colour or form alone. If your child struggles to unleash their creativity, you can offer them some ideas like:
- Find as many natural items as you can that are brown, green or red
- Add something stripey
- Add something long and thin
- Add something round
- Add something that feels rough
- Add something you find really pretty.
Of course, to add to the fun, the kids could put together a nice vignette using the items they find during a scavenger hunt. This is something I like to encourage in my kids because it helps them develop their aesthetic eye (something that is important to me). Here are a few cool scavenger hunts for them to get collecting:
- Nature treasure hunt for non-readers
- Nature hunt poem for curious kids
- Look, listen, feel hunt
- Nature vs city scavenger hunt
- I spy nature hunt
- Toddler nature scavenger hunt
- Autumn scavenger hunt
- Spring scavenger hunt
- Winter nature walk
- Summer nature hunt
- Nature hunt with clues
- Outdoor scavenger hunt
I also gathered even more scavenger and treasure hunts for my “25 ways for kids to hunt and gather” collection.
Do your kids take pride in ‘styling’ things nicely?