On the drive to the park, I introduced the plan. I explained that we could not bring anything from the park home with us, but we would still enjoy all of God's handiwork. I suggested that if the kids found anything pretty that they wanted to remember that I would take a photograph of it.
We walked a mile. It took us over an hour! We stopped often to take about one hundred photographs. (Granted about half of them were my photos...) Big Sis and Brother both enjoyed showing off their finds to the camera and me. (Little Sis mostly napped.) I enjoyed being the photographer and watching the children enjoy a beautiful day.
Ever the collector, Big Sis figured out that since she could not bring any items home to add to her collection, she could still could make collections! Together the children made a few collections to leave at the park. Below is a collection of sticks that they put at a base of a tree.
I should find a few minutes to surprise the children with a collage of the days' findings. But I have not done that yet.
This was our first outdoor adventure since Little Sis was born, but it was well worth it.
This idea of mine was shared in a magazine. Read more here.