quarta-feira, 29 de outubro de 2008

Green Hour challenge 6

Challenge number 6 was about collections. We went on our walk on Monday evening and it was already getting dark so I didn't take any pictures during our walk. I gave both kids bags and said we were going to collect anything they'd find interesting on the way. Both of them went for rocks :) Luana was also interested in flowers but didn't collect them. I think we'll collect and press some flowers later on.

On Tuesday we sat down outside and washed the stones so we could see their real colours as they were all covered in the same red dust we have absolutely e v e r y w h e r e :) (rainy season is starting though so soon it'll be red mud instead of red dust).

We then made good use of the egg and apple cartons that I had saved knowing that one day they would be used! We talked about the different colours and shapes the stones had. Some were all smooth and round and you could tell they'd been in the river for a long time.

The kids enjoyed washing the stones. I have to come up with more water-related activities as this is something they enjoy a lot.

And again, the pictures aren't in the order I wanted to have them but in the order Blogger wanted to have them... I've heard other people are having trouble with this too. Hope it gets fixed soon!

4 comentários:

Dawn disse...

So simple..and yet probably a lot of fun for your kids. That was a great idea to use the egg cartons that way. My son always collects sticks when we're out.

Barb-Harmony Art Mom disse...

I love the way wet rocks look. What a great way to observe their true colors.

This was a great way to keep your collection.

Thank you for the great idea.
Barb-Harmony Art Mom

S. disse...

I love the projects you do with your kids! I did something similar with kindergarden kids as a study project many years ago. We also painted on stones, made faces for them etc.

mamãe disse...

Thanks for the comments! The kids are asking me all the time to paint on the rocks so we'll be doing that soon :)