Summer is over...
... or just about over for many. School is about to be back in session and the warm days, summer camps, vacations are slowly fading into the memories of another year gone by.
There is a nature routine that many Forest schools utilize called Story of the Day. This is when you go over the day and either make a map of your day, draw pictures or just share the many natural wonders that everyone experienced.
This is also fun to do with the entire family with regard to your summer adventures.
After dinner, on the weekend, or any time you are all comfortably together, reminisce about the many natural wonders you saw, experienced, felt, heard, tasted or touched. It could be the small amazing creature you found at the beach or the fire you all made together, or going camping together and burning the dinner. It could be about the raccoon that came into your backyard or hearing the crickets coming back at dusk.
By doing this, the memories and relationships to Nature are made more engrained in the hearts, bodies and minds of our children, ourselves.
I wish to offer just one thing here that might spur you on to fun Summer memories and to keep you going through the cold and dark winters: the sound of children laughing.