Week 1 The World of Winter
1. Read chapter one in Discover Nature in Winter. While you are reading you can highlight any portions that you would like to share with your children. I also like to write in the margins any topics and ideas that come to me as I read.
2. Our family is going to complete the winter color activity on page 14 and illustrated on page 17. Please feel free to complete any of the suggested activities in chapter one of the book and then share your experiences in a blog entry.
If you do not have the book and you would like to follow along with the activity, here are some basic instructions.
Finding Winter Colors
The bareness of the trees and the appearance of a white snowy landscape help to sharpen the other colors of winter. Find a few minutes this week to notice the colors you can observe in your own backyard, even if it is from your window.
Some ideas to get you started:
- Red berries on a holly bush
- Greens and yellows of lichen
- Bright blue of a blue jay or the sharp reds of the cardinal
- Yellows and oranges of the sunrise or sunset
- Blue sky and white clouds
Keep track of the colors you observe this week in your nature journal.
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