DIY Nature Explorer Set

DIY Nature Explorer Set

Julia Cho
Jun 17, 2010

Instead of giving your run of the mill birthday gifts this summer, we love the idea of creating something a bit more thoughtful like this Nature Explorer Set Pink and Green Mama's son gave a friend for his 6th birthday last year. Here's what she included:

• A backyard field guide that they created themselves in a three ring binder with information on local birds, insects, etc.

• A nature journal for recording observations

• Empty jars for collecting and viewing "specimens"

• A homemade leaf and flower press

• A couple of toys from the Discovery Store- bug marbles and a fossil collection

• a repurposed mini quiche holder for sorting rocks.

Everything was packaged together in a little backpack! What a great idea that also provides a child an activity throughout the summer. I'm sure the parent will appreciate less "stuff" and more "experience".

Via Pink and Green Mama.

(Image: Pink and Green Mama)

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