Changes are about!
Officially it’s still winter. But if you’ve gone out to pick up your morning paper, you’ve probably heard the birds’ chirping. Or perhaps you’ve noticed it’s staying lighter longer for your drive home from work.
So it’s time for you and your kidlet to take a Spring Sensory Scavenger Hunt!
On My Spring Sensory Scavenger Hunt
- I saw a
Did you JUMP in the puddle? YES or NO
- I felt & tasted
- I heard
- I smelled
A great way to make sure to touch, taste, see, hear, and smell these (and more!) is to head on out to one of the many hikes in the PNW area.
Give your child the chance to:
• feel moss,
• stack rocks,
• observe some trees are still leafless, while some are ‘evergreen’ with needles. Compare those with the our native, western red cedar tree;
• hear the roar of a waterfall, birds singing;
• smell the musky, earthy aroma of rich soil heck! Inhale and smell the fresh air!!
Hiking, and being in Mother Nature, always sharpens your appetite. Any snacks–like trail mix*–and/or lunch you bring along will taste extra good!
Yours in Play!
*This isn’t the recipe I created for the boys’ soccer team–it’s a much more pared down and affordable version! Perhaps I’ll put my recipe up some other time!