We had so much fun with this activity. It was a beautiful day. I take my kids out on walks, but I hate to admit that I don’t love to let them walk. I often times am too interested in keeping things going quickly. I strap them down in that stroller because I want to exercise or move on to our next activity. I don’t stop to smell the roses. This blog has been about me turing my “I should” moments into “I will” moments. Some of my “I should” thoughts have included taking time to slow down and smell the roses…and letting my kids do the same. This activity definitely let me do that. It got the kids out exploring their world more. Stopping to smell the roses is actually pretty fun if you’ll embrace it. That was my little tangent lead in to the activity. I love to incorporate vocabulary and learning into everyday, fun activities. Today’s new vocabulary word was “adjective.”
I wrote down a bunch of adjectives on a sheet of paper. I told the kids we were going to walk around and try to find things that fit these adjectives. Corban (22 months) was just picking up things he found interesting and putting them in the bag. Kenzie helped me fulfill the list.
What a productive and fun day… you achieve so much today! A++ for a great mom !
This is a great idea. I recently took a job working with ELL and Title 1 kids and can’t wait to use this activity.