Spring is officially here March 19th! Are you excited? We're excited!
The weather starts to warm up, we start planting our seeds, and baby animals are being born. Time outside during spring generally requires rubber rain boots and rain jackets (we have some adorable spring gear too) and the treasures found by our children reflect the warmer temperatures. What do we do with all of our children's treasures? We display their favourites on a nature table.
The Nature Table helps children grasp the concept of the way nature changes in seasons. Inspired by Waldorf pedagogy, the modern-day nature table is a combination of season-inspired decor pieces and nature's treasures. It's a perfect place to proudly display the natural treasures your little ones have found and children are delighted to observe, discuss, and learn.
1) Clear out a small section of your home on a shelf or entryway table for your nature table - it can be as small or as large as you'd like! Choosing an area that is heavily trafficked gives the opportunity to discuss the changes around them. And children love to show off their treasures!
2) Decorating the nature table is fun and exciting for both parents and children and evolves as the season progresses. Your nature table can be a combination of decorations, photos, art, toys, and natural child found treasures (rocks, flowers, twigs, shells, seeds, etc.). We have highlighted some amazing additions in our Spring Nature Table collection. You can use some of these decorations and toys to set the stage for the Spring season and create little areas for their small nature treasures found during their nature walks or just while playing outside. We've picked beautiful pastels, baby animals, and gorgeous hand-painted flowers to enhance your spring table.
3) At the end of each season, you clear it off and start fresh, but before you do, be sure to take a photo!
We want to know, do you have a nature table set up in your home? What are your favourite ways to incorporate your child's natural treasures?