Thursday, March 5, 2009

nature study bags

I made these nature bags from old pants, I got the idea from Camp Creek Blog...the kids love them and are itching to get some use out of them, if only the weather would cool a little ....

They are packed with all the essentials for a little nature study- nature notebooks, pencils, rubber, watercolors, magnifying glass, little specimen containers for collecting samples and bringing bits home because the 2 yr old doesn't always understand the need for sitting patiently while her siblings sketch so we may need to bring them back and do our drawings later but to be outside-looking, running, discovering is so worth it, the children are settled, the bodies and senses are fed and a calmness seems to fall on everyone. Ahhhh, bliss for this mama who often finds herself surrounded by an insane amount of noise and energy. More nature walks, definitely more nature walks!

6 comments:

Lori said...

ah, i love all your pockets!! :^)

you are waiting for the weather to cool and we are waiting for it to warm up. ;^)

love your bags!!

milkandhoney said...

Love your bags. You've done a great job. What a great mum you are... We love Nature studies too. Laura takes her camera and jack collects all the wildlife. Love to go Nature walking with you sometime...
Hope our hubby's bring us home some big fish this weekend. (And stay away from Cyclone Hamish). :)

M-Joy said...

bravo mama for thinking of it...and JUST DOING IT! Bring on more simple, purposeful creating..if only those bags could tell of all the adventures they will have! A rainy-day adventure this week...?

earthkissed said...

oohh. I am so jealous of the kids, those are funky!

Skye said...

Thankyou-my sewing skills are v ltd but these are so easy. Bec, Ill make you one if you'd like, I know you like your nature walks too. X S

Sherry said...

Love your bags!

We made one after seeing the idea on Camp Creek too. My 5yo will never go on a walk without his now. :)