Thursday, May 15, 2008

Nature Thursday.

Today was such a busy day! We headed off to the Piedmont Environmental Center in High Point with some other friends for a guided hike. Even though we were late, we were still able to make it on the hike without missing much. We really enjoy anything nature related, so this was a very much enjoyed field trip. I was definitely surprised that we had a nice size class, considering there were only 3 of us moms there...we totaled 13 kids (including babies)!!!

The guide taught the kids (and moms) about edible flowers, identifying poison ivy, and distinguishing between a green frog and a bull frog. Among other things, the kids each received a color swatch which they used to find something in nature that matched. Isabella was given green (she matched with a leaf) and Marco was given beige (which he matched to a rock). The guide was entertaining and kept the kids involved and interested. Overall, he did a really good job!

Isabella showing her color swatch and matching nature find.

Marco showing his color swatch and nature find.

Poison Ivy.

After our nature excursion, we headed over to a nice park for lunch and some playground fun. Unfortunately for us, there was a school field trip and the playground was overrun with kids. Not a good thing when you have little ones to look after...they can easily get lost in a crowd. But we were able to divert the crowd by eating lunch first and then hitting the playground after the school-bunch left. It's always nice to get the kids out playing while you get to chit-chat with friends.

Of course, this wasn't the end of our day. After getting home and taking a little nap, I had to wake the kids up in order to get ready for their swimming lessons. We took off at 3:30pm and were back home at 6pm. We ordered pizza, ate, and called it a day. Needless to say, the kids (and I) were exhausted!!! But it was a fun day, none-the-less.

1 comment:

my5wolfcubs said...

Love the color matching idea! What a great way to get kids truly looking!!
Lee (from the WTM board)

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