Our theme this month is the cirlcle of life. At the park the other day, I told them they could play but they had to find one thing relating to the circle of life. We came home with a bag full of walnuts, hedge apples, acorns, and leaves.
We saw walnuts on the tree, green walnuts, brown walnuts, rotting walnuts, and walnuts that just had the hard middle shell remaining. The same was found with the acorns and hedge apples. One had been partially eaten. Ellie suggested that we sit in a circle and look at them. I have not had a chance to do that yet, so I put them in a pretty bowl as decoration until the time is right.
Look at all the beautiful textures and patterns! I love it. It attracted some gnats since we have left the door open quite a bit lately, so I sprayed it with Eight. It seems to have worked.
And the leaves....
We have a leaf bowl, reserved for only the most beautiful leaves.
My day is a little happier when I stumble across something so beautiful and available yet unseen by so many such as a beautiful orange leaf. I was excited to use my beautiful bowl, too!
We were able to work in conversations about the circle of life as well. I enjoyed this one a little more than the dead turtle we found with maggots crawling out of the cracked shell. From dust we came, and to dust we shall return.....