'Color walks', scouting outdoors with your children for naturally occurring objects in every color of the rainbow, are great family fun and promote a sense of curiosity and adventure outdoors. You can document color walk finds by writing them down or taking pictures, but why not borrow these ideas for collecting specimens?
Montessori-loving Jo at A Bit of This & a Bit of That used a fancy chocolate box and markers to create a color walk box for outings with her son in Japan, where they live. When she wanted something that made it easier to contain collections, the idea for the color walk board was born. It's made using card stock, wax paper and double sided tape. See how Jo put hers together at A Bit of This & a Bit of That.
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