Pinning it Down – Backyard Nature Activity

When Sarah first announced that she and Pam were launching a pinning it down linky party I was all excited, just think of all the awesome pics I could share! Then came the kicker, she actually insisted I had to do it!!.   I had to actually turn that pin into action and only then could I share.
When this morning Jack Jack declared he wanted to ‘do some school’ (we’re on holidays for two more weeks yet)  I instantly knew what we would do.

I’ve been conscious for some time of the need to spend more time outdoors with the children, reading this article only re-enforced my belief.

Endeavouring to do better, with the aid of this pin, we headed outdoors with egg cartons with each compartment painted  a different colour. The challenge was to find natural objects to match each hue.

At first some thought it would be too hard, but with a bit of tenacity they managed quite nicely

and thoroughly enjoyed the challenge.

The girls took off independently on their own, so I was rather keen to see what they would come back with.

Thank you Sarah and Pam for the encouragement to take my pins to a ‘whole new level:)
Be sure to head on over to Pam’s to join the party fun.

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6 thoughts on “Pinning it Down – Backyard Nature Activity

  • January 18, 2012 at 2:33 pm
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    This is GREAT! My kids would love it! (when it warms up.) (because there is NO WAY I'm going out there right now.) 🙂

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  • January 18, 2012 at 2:57 pm
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    Erin this is fabulous and I so needed this right now. Every couple of days I think about how we need to get outside and never do. GOT to do this.

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  • January 19, 2012 at 4:23 am
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    Found you through "Pinning It Down" at Pam's. I've been meaning to do something like this but, like you I figured it would be too hard to locate all the colors. I will give it a go though in the spring. Thanks for the reminder. 🙂

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  • January 19, 2012 at 5:22 am
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    My daughter would love to do this (I'd have some convincing to do with my son…)! This looks like something we will be doing when it warms up.

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  • January 23, 2012 at 11:01 pm
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    Sarah
    You'd be lucky to find anything in the snow. lol.

    Pam
    so honoured to see you and Sarah here, thank you for this great idea.

    Elizabeth
    I thought it would be much harder too.

    Heather
    Are you in snow too?

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  • January 24, 2012 at 2:51 am
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    Hi Erin.

    I am inspired ! Just looked at my Pinterest and Sir N and I chose two projects. Watch out we are pinning it down !

    Thank you so much

    Blessings

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