Tuesday, February 18, 2014

a nature table for lucy

We are big nature lovers in our house and that typically means we always come home from our adventures outside with lots of treasures. As Lucy gets older we really want to cultivate her passion for the outdoors and also find ways to incorporate learning into our everyday activities. So we decided it was time to build nature table! Andy and I put our heads together and came up with a simple concept- we wanted lots of compartments for sorting and storage and a small counter for drawing and taking notes.  I am not going go into the details of how Andy build the table but I will give you a peek at his notes and sketch:


Needless to say, the table is a HUGE hit with all of us (I am just as obsessed as Lucy)! We have lots of plans for activities with the changing seasons that we will be sharing in the coming months so stay tuned!


25 comments:

Татьяна Анцеева said...

Супер идея! Действительно, все эти драгоценности детства надо хранить:)))

Linda said...

Great idea, Alisa. And beautiful pictures.

Penny said...

Oh dear, Lucy is just adorable. I too have aways had a nature table for my grandchidren and they love adding to it and finding out what the things there are

Linda said...

How wonderful to see this post. I was an infant teacher for 33 years and totally applaud what you are doing with Lucy 😊
And what a great job Andy did with the sorting box.....I'd love one of those myself!

Maggi said...

What a great teaching aid and obviously one that is giving her delight.

Elisabetta Brustio said...

Un'altra idea originale!...e come è cresciuta Lucy! Aspettiamo presto un video con Lucy all'opera!

Another original idea!...as Lucy is growing!We expect a video soon with Lucy's work!

Mario e Omelete said...

Just love! I'm obsessed for nature findings to!!

Deanna Anthony said...

Table is awesome! Daughter is absolutely adorable! That last picture just made my morning! Thanks!

Barnicles said...

LOVE this idea and wow, aren't those the cutest pigtails and outfit?

:)

Barnicles

kristin said...

This is wonderful! Thanks for sharing the plans.

Jolana said...

Wow, wonderful. Really great idea! And Lucy looks sooo concentrated :)
Have a nice time! Jolana

studioGypsy said...

just absolutely perfect and wonderful!! xo

Shannon Phillips said...

What a great idea! And such a beautiful place to showcase all your great beach findings!

misses free said...

this is gorgeous!!!! :)

Erin Blanton said...

What a great idea! I love it! I also love how cleeeeean all your nature-y bits look. If I had a nature table it would be grungy and gritty in no time. :(

Terri said...

What a beautiful smile (you made) on Lucy's face, and on mine.
Thanks for sharing it.
Hugs

lilas said...

salut lulu l'artiste! she is so funny with this hair style, look: Fifi brin d'acier.Lucky lucie, play and learn together!

Benita Joy said...

i had one of these as a kid... we called it the treasure table! can't wait to make one for my daughter when she's old enough to collect treasures...

meitalyehudit said...

amazing!

Linda Kittmer said...

This is fabulous! Thanks to the two of you, Lucy has such a wonderfully rich artistic and experiential life. She'll be so ready for school...way ahead of so many of her peers! As a retired teacher, I just love to see children engaged in such amazingly rich interactions with the world around them. She's a very lucky little girl to have such amazing parents! Congrats to you and Andy on providing Lucy with all that you do!

Jill-O said...

My Mom was also really great in encouraging us to experience nature. We would gather stones, shells, feathers and wildflowers for display in the house. At one point, we had a beautiful paper wasp nest and a snakeskin in our collection. She never flinched when the boys brought home live tadpoles or a hognosed snake. I must admit, that we would have loved a nature table like yours.

Kate Robertson said...

What a fantastic idea! Wish I had something like this when my daughter was little. What a great place to store collections. Luck Lucy,

Sheila Earhart said...

Awesome, Alisa! You're such an awesome Mommy. :)

Nanci Stone said...

Great idea and gorgeous wood table to collect the treasures on. Lucy looks so cheeky with her new haircut, and she will spend lots of hours collecting, sorting and appreciating nature. Good on you and Andy for such inspiration!

Leah said...

what an awesome idea and such a cute girl!

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