Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Nature Challenge 2

Well, I had to adjust which day we are doing our Nature Study - but we have done Nature Challenge #2 now

We heard the wind: rustle; birds: cheep cheep

We saw: Huge Sunflowers

We felt: smooth, crunchy pinecone

The kids had a hard time of it - coming up with words that is...

I've looked ahead and I'm wondering a bit about Challenge 10, which is a picnic.... I think it will be a good Mid-November when we get to that one..... It'll probably be 40 below with my luck! I've camped (yes, tent camped) in winter so I know it is doable.... but will really have to think on it!


  1. I might suggest that you seize a warm day when it comes up for your picnic. :) There really is no rule about completing the challenges in order so please feel free to take advantage of a warm afternoon to eat out of doors.

    We always take a November picnic with soup in a thermos, bread, cheese, and some sort of warm beverage to drink. It has become a tradition. The boys always want to start a campfire to warm up with so your family can make its own traditions as well.

    Anyway, I am really glad you were able to complete Challenge 2 and keep working on the words and they will come.

    Thanks for sharing your link,
    Barb-Harmony Art Mom

  2. Thanks Barb - I'm sure we will be able to find a warm enough day - and yes, I know we don't have to do them in order (although I thought it was recommended to do the first 10....) My kids have had numerous picnics outside, probably around 8 to 10 this summer - so if we don't do it it won't be a huge deal.... but on the other hand - it might be a nice change and challenge to do it once winter has started. We actually have a campfire pit in the backyard.... so as long as I make sure it isn't totally buried in snow (which I can do if I make an effort to go out there each time it snows...) - well then we could have a little campfire picnic - and be right at home to go inside and warm up if needed.

    Oh, and I forgot to mention - my kids are finding that "Pineapple Weed" everywhere now!