Hearing Sounds of Spring
He could sit for hours and listen to the sounds of the spring. There are the calls that come from birds in the lush trees. There is the rippling of the water feature that was right across from this swing. There was the movement of the tree branches as a slight breeze went by. There was also the squeak that came from the swing as I pushed it. It almost said spring as it moved back and forth.
Smells of Spring
The tree blossoms weren’t in full bloom , but we could smell the initial perfume that they put out. The new green leaves also gave off a fresh scent. There was also a slightly damp smell coming of the swing. Spring is filled with some many different smells.
Thankfully each plant had a sign in front of it. JDaniel kept asking me what each plant was.
JDaniel had the best time showing me each of the treasures and describing what it felt like. Some were soft and smooth while others were hard and bumpy. There were seed pods, pine cones, leaves, small twigs and so much more.
There were some many treasures that plants had deposited on the ground for JDaniel to find. By the end of the trail I wished that I had brought a paper bag with me to hold all of them. Since I didn’t, I asked JDaniel to find special places to hide them on the trail for others to find.
I hope you will each be able to head and out observe spring. It has so many things for us to see, hear, touch, and smell. This nature for kids activity is one your kids will ask to do again and again.