I love going on nature walks with the kids. I keep thinking there’s not much to see in suburbia, but I’m always surprised by what I find. Today my four year old and I went on a nature color walk. I thought it was very cool that the ducks helped me get some great colors.
These pictures make me happy.
Orange duck feet
Orange and white daffodil
Magenta…um…dogwood (?) buds on the trees
Purple grape hyacinth.
Chartreuse green on a brown tree trunk
Emerald Green on a male mallard duck:
White flowering crabtree
We didn’t see blue today, but we did see the sapphire blue streak on the mama duck outside the girls school last week.
And, technically, we didn’t spot a great example for black on our walk, so I cheated a little and took a picture of our black and white cat, Tasha.
I printed out all these pictures and put them in a photo album for us to enjoy. I should make copies and give them to my toddler/preschool aged nieces and nephews. I think this would make a great gift!
[This was so positively successful and enjoyable for the girls, that we later went on a scavenger hunt for shapes too (follow the link for the pictures to that one)].
If anyone can verify/identify the purple flowers and magenta buds on the trees, please leave a comment. Thanks!
I just wanted to post the color matching game I made out of these pictures from my other blog (The Wonder Years). You can see them here: