This is our early Spring set up. You will notice I change our nature table often. The boys interests change, and I like to incorporate many different things for the whole family to enjoy.
For the Montessori and Science lovers, we incorporated flower arranging and dyeing flowers at the same time. The children picked colors (food coloring) for their vase, after adding several drops of the dye they added their flowers. We used Daisies, however carnations work well too. As the weeks past (2 to be exact), they were able to see the plant absorbed its water by the roots, and with drinking colored water the petals changed. Very interesting and a lot of fun if you haven’t tried it- it’s a must.
Our wonderful Root family and fun felted chick set are from the amazing Yuki at Lavender and ladybugs , I am a big fan of open ended Waldorf inspired toys.
To us it breaths Spring time into the house. The bright colors and kid friendly items draw the kids over to it daily. If you have a nature table at home, please visit my Facebook page and share a picture with us.
If you are looking for more inspiration for nature tables you might want to click here if you want toddler friendly, This was a wonderful Butterfly Experience if you want to include living things, and head over here if you are just getting started in this nature table experience.