This month we started one of the 2 nature classes we've joined. The first class, which takes place at this beautiful old tudor mansion, was all about exploring your own backyard. Of course, my backyard looks NOTHING like the grounds we were exploring. Here are some pictures of our day.
The session starts with a story & craft inside the mansion....we were stuck in traffic and missed half part due to one of Richmond's many marathons.
After the story/craft- we went outside- first specific areas were "marked"
Then a closer inspection took place (note the craft binoculars and a lovely little color/shape game for Jordan- she was to be constantly looking for things in nature matching the color/shape)
Exploring the small fountain area....
Looking at trees
Then backdoors we went- I stayed back and let the girls explore from a distance. They found this cool ivy covered door which they first pretended it led to "The Secret Garden" and then it became the locked door from Narnia's "Silver Chair".
Now, I should have made the comment that they could wander as long as they stayed together....becuase Alex shot off downhill
While Jordan & Kennedy tried to climb to new heights.......
In the end, I was able to get them all on the same path as we headed off to our next venture (the Saint Patricks festival....but that's another post)