Since we just had our second meeting this week, I figured it was time to actually post pictures from the first one we had back in September. :)
Our focus was trees and leaves, but we also had lots of fun exploring a creek in the nature park where we met.
We started out by going on a nature walk and looking not only for leaves but anything we found interesting.
Then we had everyone find a leaf, making sure they knew which tree it came from. We paired everyone up with a partner, they swapped leaves, and then had to guess which tree their partner's leaf came from. The younger ones needed the adults to help them, but they seemed to enjoy it.
After getting their original leaves back from their partners, the kids made leaf rubbings, measured the circumference of their tree, and did rubbings of their trees' bark. I brought along several field guides that we used to identify our leaves.
We used this notebooking page to record all of the information.
I wasn't able to take many photos of our nature walk and tree activities because I was leading the meeting, but I did manage to snap a few of the kids exploring the creek.
It was so much fun to explore God's creation with other families.
I look forward to telling you about our October meeting soon!