Another guest post coming at you today! This one comes from the fabulous mommy blogger Nature Tales and Trails. I have said it before and will say it again she is one of my go-to blogs for books and activities that are nature related. She had great book reviews and product reviews that I always find helpful and interesting! Check her out if you are in need of good books for all ages!
My girls love animals and nature and want to save the world. Tall order for a 5 and almost 11 year old but they have great hearts and really try to do all they can. I knew they would love this activity and we have done a few posters for the ABC's of Nature since it was such a hit.
First to get the mind flowing we read a few great alphabet nature books:
ABC Nature Riddles
Rhyming alphabet-based riddles challenge the reader to identify aspects of nature from clues, including the first and last letter of the word.
N Is for Nature : An Environmental Alphabet Book
N is for Nature is a wonderful book with pretty pictures and full of information it is sure to entertain both kids and adults. With simple sentences and creative images shaped to form each letter, early readers discover the magic of the alphabet. After you read N is for Nature, you and your kids will never start looking at nature in a new way.
After reading these fun, wonderful and education books we did our own ABC's of Nature poster. This poster was fun to make got all 3 of us throwing out something for each letter (a few letters ended up with more then 1 since we couldn't pick just one). Grab a marker, poster board and thinking caps.
The Nitty Gritty:
This activity was great and worked well for both ages of my girls. They worked together as a team real well and they really enjoyed making this so much we made 2. We have done so many animal and nature posters and collages but never a ABC poster. This would be fun to make into a book for your beginning reader. I hope to do that over the next few weeks (or months depending on how easy it is to find all the pictures) and bind it into a book for my 5 year old for Christmas as a book made by her and her sister.
This craft is also a freebie craft you could use construction paper, chalkboard or what ever is on hand and if your kids are younger you could do this over several days or even weekly as part of your Alphabet Letter of the Week.