The plants and flowers around here have just been fascinating us so today I thought of the idea to try and capture some of that to bring home. No we can't collect leaves and petals to bring home but we can find some and do rubbings to bring home. We have done rubbings several times and almost perfected it here. But today it was more about picking out our favorite plants that we didn't know but wanted to remember from the trip.
Sam loved the walk. We took along her little beach bucket and she filled it with fallen leaves and flowers. Then we headed back to the house to do the rubbings. This didn't last quite as long as I thought it would but she still had a good time. Had the rubbings turned out better I was thinking we could keep them to be a part of the photo album along with the pictures of the plants and pictures from the trip.
Just a simple, neat way to remember a small part of the place that we visited.
The Nitty Gritty!
With older kids I think this would go over really well and could even be turned into post cards to send back to friends and family. It is a way for kids to remember their collections while on vacation but not necessarily have to bring them back home!
A similar idea could be done with using rocks or shells as stamps or painting tools.