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You know how it’s lovely to go for a walk and see all the things that are around us? To be able to answer the questions of our children or just to know stuff for the sake of knowing it? Nina Chakvabarki has put together Hello Nature Activity Cards to help us do exactly that.
From the Back:
Can you identify a tree from its seed? How is a frog different from a toad? And where can you find the Big Dipper?
Explore the natural world around you using these new activity cards based on the book Hello Nature by Nina Chakrabarti. Take them with you while walking in the woods, holidaying on the beach, or just poking around your own back yard.
With thirty fun activities to try, from stone skimming and pond dipping to making feather quill pens and boats from nutshells, there is fun for all the family.
The Nitty Gritty:
20 double sided cards fill this well made box, sturdy and an easy open top that is sized nicely to fit into a large coat pocket, purse or backpack to take along on walks.
Some of the cards are informational
Others of the cards have activities to do that range from making snowflakes, to catching moths or making nature rubbings or even painting stones.
The cards themselves are made of sturdy board book material making them easy to cart around without the fear of easily damaging them. Ms Chakvabarki has also put together a Hello Nature activity book that would be an excellent companion to these cards.
As I look through these cards my first thought was… HA! A hand made set of cards just for me! I could grab up some children and have fun exploring nature with these. Built in activities for things to see and do. It would be easy to take an idea like a scavenger hunt and make up a sheet and have children find things that occur in your area. Like find a deciduous leaf, find a coniferous leaf, find an object from something that flies and so forth. It would easy to take these cards to a co-op and create a nature class out of them. They are perfectly suited for the 6-10 year old age group.