Start a nature collection

    7. Start a nature collection

Do you like collecting things? Sticks, pinecones, rocks, seeds, leaves, shells do you have a favorite? Why not start a collection with the treasures you find playing outside or on nature walks?

Note:  In protected areas such as state and national parks, collecting is almost always forbidden. Be sure to find out the policies of the places you visit.

Internet links to help you manage and display a nature collection:

http://blog.nwf.org/2011/06/tips-to-keep-your-childs-nature-collection-under-control/

http://www.letthechildrenplay.net/2010/01/natural-collectors.html

http://www.aneverydaystory.com/2012/08/21/reggio-emilia-setting-up-a-nature-table/

Books

Everybody Needs a Rock by Byrd Baylor

Ten Tiny Things by Meg McKinlay, Kyle Hughes-Odgers

If You Find a Rock by Peggy Christian

My Leaf Book by Monica Wellington

Illustrated guidebooks are a great way to learn about the items you have collected. Why not check in at your local library to find out what books they have?