Nature Craft

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I have a passion for observing children.  I am especially interested in their play, explorations and interactions.  One time I was teaching a unit to my class on soil.  I brought the children outside to collect “soil samples”.  They all had little plastic shovels and dug to their hearts’ content.  What I noticed was the quiet and the focus.  There were no dirt fights and none wandering.  They loved the feel of the earth and talked excitedly about what they were finding.
My own children take pleasure in the riches of the earth.  I notice the art that they create from sand, shells, flowers and stones.
They flourish in open fields, lane ways with wildflowers and with a walk in the woods behind our house, collecting, admiring and arranging as they go.
IMG_5278 I like to provide these opportunities and even notice their desire to reflect and draw afterwards.
God’s power displayed in quiet ways.

“The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters.” Psalm 24:1-2

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