Outdoor activity: Sensory nature pictures

Last weekend the kids had fun in the garden making some sensory nature pictures.

We have lots of herbs planted in the garden which have all suddenly sprung back to life after the winter months and are now growing at a fast pace. I handed out scissors, glue and card and let the kids loose to cut, stick and create whatever they wanted. Chives, mint, sage, parsley, lavender and rosemary were all used to produce wonderfully fragrant and textured pieces of art!

If you’re making nature pictures, they could even be pressed to make them last longer.

 

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9 thoughts on “Outdoor activity: Sensory nature pictures

  • May 12, 2017 at 11:37 pm
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    I was just thinking we haven’t done this for a couple of years with the children here. Herbs are great to work with in pictures and the fragrance is an added bonus. I love the pretty collages you have designed. This post has inspired me to resurrect the idea again this year.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

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  • May 13, 2017 at 9:18 am
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    Lovely pictures you made. I bet the fragrance was wonderful and concentrated the mind.I love our herb garden and am forever bringing bits in for the kitchen, but also to teach the children to recognize them. #CountryKids

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  • May 13, 2017 at 2:17 pm
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    We live in Hampshire too! Love your nature pictures we’re going to try and recreate them at home and it looks like a fab activity x #CountryKids

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  • May 15, 2017 at 4:58 am
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    These are brilliant and so creative. Hadn’t expected herbs when I saw the picture but what a good idea for it to be an added sense of smell! My herbs are only just springing back now I love touching and smelling them! #countrykids

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  • May 16, 2017 at 2:20 pm
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    What a lovely idea. We did something a little similar recently but eldest decided to take it all apart again afterwards. #CountryKids

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  • May 16, 2017 at 7:46 pm
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    What an excellent idea, my eldest would love this! Sometimes the simple things are just so effective. Thanks for giving me a wonderful idea! šŸ™‚ #countrykids

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  • May 17, 2017 at 10:15 am
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    I love the finished pictures. This is such a good idea. We have nature books and my girls enjoy sticking flowers and leaves in these and sometimes making pictures with the things they collect šŸ™‚ #countrykids

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