BC: Thanks for the pictures. Brandi Corriere, Brittany Marshall,From Flickr.com- two stout monks naplmgram Dominic Sayers rkramer62 SuperFantastic @Doug888888 Paulo Brandao The Library of Congress- [Tree in Rural Area]
FC: Madden's Adventurous Nature Book
1: I hope you're able to develop an appreciation for the environment because nature can help the children calm down or even calm the parent down. This book gives many ideas for you to stay active in the environment. I hope these activities also help you and your parents bond and you build trust for them. Your curiosity will inspire you to become very creative during your play time. This book will help you bond with your parents because you will built self-regulation in your unstructured play. During all of these activities I’m sure you will be on your best behavior and cooperate. Even on a rainy day you can adapt and do a fun activity inside; Ill be sure you include some rainy day activities.
2: Old Macdonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O And on his farm he had a cow, E-I-E-I-O With a "moo-moo" here and a "moo-moo" there Here a "moo" there a "moo" Everywhere a "moo-moo" Old Macdonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O Old Macdonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O And on his farm he had a pig, E-I-E-I-O With a (snort) here and a (snort) there Here a (snort) there a (snort) Everywhere a (snort-snort) With a "moo-moo" here and a "moo-moo" there Here a "moo" there a "moo" Everywhere a "moo-moo" Old Macdonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O Old Macdonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O And on his farm he had a horse, E-I-E-I-O With a "neigh, neigh" here and a "neigh, neigh" there Here a "neigh" there a "neigh" Everywhere a "neigh-neigh" With a (snort) here and a (snort) there Here a (snort) there a (snort) Everywhere a (snort-snort) With a "moo-moo" here and a "moo-moo" there Here a "moo" there a "moo" Everywhere a "moo-moo" Old Macdonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Visiting the farm will always help you hear new noises. oink oink (:
3: Flying a kite | FLy your kite in an open space | Stay clear of power lines | Never fly a kite in rain or a thunderstorm
4: Treasure Hunt in sand | Twig, Rock, Bark, Leaf, flower, feather | Find all of these things
5: Strites orchard Hours M-F 8am- 6pm Sat 8am- 5pm Closed Sunday 1000 Strites Rd Harrisburg,PA 17111-3909 | Go to an apple orchard
6: Go on a Nature Walk | Find something: green yellow red brown black blue white | Wildwood Park 100 Wildwood Way Harrisburg, PA 17110 (717) 221-0292 Park hours are daily from dawn to dusk Nature center hours are Tuesday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:00pm Closed on Mondays
7: Plant a seed and watch it grow | Things you will need: Flower pot, flower seed, water, and soil | . . . and don't forget to make sure it gets adequate sunlight
8: Take a visit to grandma's and play hide and seek! | Hide behind the trees, deck, under the deck tables, beside the stairs anywhere you can find!
9: Go on a walk and get anything that interest little Madden and on a rainy day make a collage will all the things! | What you will need: glue, piece of cardboard, paper, scissors, and all the things Madden collected!
10: Make your own play space in nature! | Use your hands, feet, rake, shovel anything you can think of and put ALL the leaves in a big pile | then. . . | Jump in them and make them fly everywhere!! | then . . . | Do it all over again!
11: Go fishing with daddy and then read an exciting book! | Heres a book you can read with mommy and daddy. This is a digital book so ill provide the Website so mom can find it on the computer(: International Children's Digital Library is the website then Go to simple search and type in The Rainbow Fish in English Can you imagine all those fish in the water? What if you were one of those fish? What would you do? Where would you swim?
12: I will give you the website to visit and all you do is print out the flowers and creatures to the right! and after you print them cut them out for Madden! Put a piece of poster board on the wall and then let your little toddler create his/her garden with the flowers and a little tape (or glue stick.) Once the flowers are in place you can then put the strip of grass along the bottom. Then add the little creatures here and there. Great job! You have just created your own flower garden! Supplies Needed- - Printer (preferably color) to print the flowers and grass - Paper - Poster Board - Tape, or glue http://www.toddlertoddler.com/indexgardenfun.htm | Rainy days don't have to be boring!
13: Health and safety tips | 1. Wear bug repellent (Keep itch cream close) 2. Stay away from bee hives and nests 3. Wear sunscreen (At least 15spf, but 30spf is best) 4.Don't talk to strangers 5.Stay away from choking hazards or watch closely when near small objects 6. Wear appropriate clothing according to weather (bring extra set of clothes) 7.After your time in nature always check for tics