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So I'm very interested in doing a nature table/shelf for my kids since they are always bringing in acorns, bugs, flowers, rocks, etc.<br>
I'd like to know what others are doing for a nature table and what activities you incorporate with it. Are there some good books with ideas that you've used?<br>
I have a few small baskets for the kids to put their "treasures" in and I'm planning on putting a few seasonal books with this stuff too. I have seasonal playsilks that I think will work well too.<br>
Please post a picture if you have one.<br>
Thanks for your ideas,<br>
Ann
 

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Our nature table is usually covered in moss green silk, but for the fall, we have draped it with a fall colored leaf print cloth. We have so far included a couple of pumpkins and some apple candles (dd loves candles, so they are always a part of our table). We also have some purple lights strung around the table/window, and on a Halloween tree, which is taking up one side of the table. We will be adding to it as the season progresses - any natural items that dd finds outside, art projects (she is 3), etc. We also have some fairies that we made in the spring out of flower petals; we may be making some acorn cap fairies with fall leaves if dd would like them. We also have a cave in which we will put the hibernating animal fingurines late in the season. Once we have the first snow, we will change the cloth to the white silk and add a frozen pond (probably foil paper), snow covered tree, birds, etc.
 

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Oh I love your idea about the cave and the hibernating animals-will definitely do that. Thanks for all the inspiration!<br>
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