Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Art and Creativity in the Great Outdoors


Summer. There is something delicious about that word, especially for a mother of three young boys after an even-rainier-than-normal Pacific Northwest spring.

Children need to stretch their lungs, their legs, and their imaginations. The great outdoors are calling.

We may be inclined to set down our formal spelling and grammar programs, but summer is a great opportunity to sneak in some of the fun extras we might have trouble finding time to share with our children during a traditional school year.

Time spent outdoors lends itself to creativity and an appreciation for the art of nature. Many famous artists have been inspired by nature, and it is a joy to learn from the masters.

“Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and
more.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh

Here are a few ideas to spark a summer study of art and nature.

I'm over at Simple Homeschool, today. Head on over to read the rest.

1 comment:

Laurel said...

We are having one heatwave after another keeping my little ones from doing more explorin. There was an interesting article awhile back on the effects of "nature deprivation" on our children. So glad your boys can enjoy right now!