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This past Summer, as part of the Backyard Science Investigations course from the kids and I discovered these great printable color wheels and the idea of looking specifically for colors while we were outdoors.
We had a lot of fun with this activity and I knew the idea of looking for colors in nature would be a great discovery tool for Autumn, too.
As it happens, we”ve been doing a lot of walking in recent months, discovering that is is a lovely way to get around our small town. That means we”ve been going to some of the same places on foot as we”re out and about and we”ve been able to observe them as the months go by.
As the seasons have changed, we”ve been observing what things are different and what things stay the same on our walks. I”ve been impressed with what the kids notice.
There is still plenty of green but there are also browns, yellows, golds, oranges, reds, and even purples that weren”t there just a few weeks ago.
Today, after dinner and a really long day of school, work, and play, our family headed out the door on a color hunt walk, hoping to spy something in every shade of the rainbow. We walked through our neighborhood, to the local park, and to the small woods nearby.
Here are some of the colors we discovered:
Taking these walks, hunting for color in our changing world, has been a wonderful way to unplug and play together. And today, a super busy Monday, it was an especially was a nice way to unwind and enjoy the end of the day.