My little one enjoys outdoor activities but sometimes outside play can be a challenge. So, today we are bringing nature indoors. After reading and discussing few books on dirt, we went outside to collect a bucket full of dirt to explore.
Explore Dirt Through Simple Play
Start by collecting dirt from your garden/Backyard using beach toys ,shovel to dig and bucket to collect dirt.
Then spread the dirt on a tray .
Use a magnifying glass to look closely at dirt .
Then make a list of things you see on a paper.
As you explore,draw and write Observations.
My son was very comfortable using his hands but if you don’t like your kids to get messy use gloves.This activity is perfect for ages 5-7 years old but If you have a toddler or preschooler, no worries, they can still have fun playing with mud, add few tools like cups, sand sifters or beach toys. It will keep them engaged for a while. However you choose to do it , dirt play is always fun !
Lessons Learnt :
As my son examined,he was finding little things that surprised him. Twigs, rocks, plastic ,seeds and leaves are a few things he discovered . Kids come up with unique observations ,like my son was not happy to see a piece of plastic .He said “Mom ,Plastic is not good for Earth “. He made me think that this could be great Earth day activity too.Above all , I am happy that he began to understand what dirt is made up of.
Do you have a curious child who loves to explore ? Then experience this Simple,fun activity and let me know what you think about it.
My post Explore Dirt is a part of a 30 Day Simple Play at Home series hosted by Adventures of Adam. Each day of the week a different blogger will be writing about simple play ideas that you can do with your kids in each room of the house for the entire month.