What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Nature Exchange

We recently participated in a nature exchange.  The object was to find 12 things during outside exploration that would fit inside an egg carton and then mail 'em off to some lucky participant;  that participant, then, mailing you their cool finds.  

 These were some of the things we sent:


Well- we got our carton in the mail the other day!  
Yippee!  Mail!  
Yippee!  Cool stuff!  
Yippee!  Science!



The children were especially impressed by the driftwood "mouse". 



 I was especially impressed with the amber!
Though, the hops that they grow to brew their own beer was right up there on the coolness factor too.
(Matt would be jealous.)


Our nature table is looking mighty fine these days!


Thank you J family- for the great exchange!  You made our day!!  

(And science a whole lot more interesting!)



(I knew that was coming.)

9 comments:

Rozy Lass said...

What a great idea! There are so many more ways to connect and share now than when I was homeschooling. Your children look so fun!

Jill Foley said...

awesome idea...I need to find someone to do this with!

Miranda Hupp said...

That is so cool. You always come up with the neatest ideas!

Tracy said...

Great exchange!

Rebecca said...

Just have to say that these photos brought back memories and my smile is soooo big right now!

Under the Sky ... said...

Hello!

This is such a lovely post!

I just wanted to let you know that I sent you an email regarding the Crew. I didn't want you to miss it or have it land in your spam folder. If you did not receive it, please do shoot me an email and I will send it out again.

Warmly,

Kate Kessler
Schoolhouse Review Crew
Product Reviews Director
kkessler@thehomeschoolmagazine.com

Anna Yager said...

I'm a sucker for such things. I have a whole cabinet full of things like shells, moss, birch bark, various pods, etc. My favorite Christmas present EVER was a box full of small lunch bags,each filled with a different kind of seed pod or bark or leaf. (my darling husband - what a creative guy!)

Rebecca said...

Miranda- in all fairness- it wasn't my idea. It was hosted by Ginny at the Small Things blog.

Anna Yager~ your husband sounds like such a thoughtful man. The best kind of gift is the one which thought is put in...

Amanda said...

This is perhaps one of the most exciting things I've ever heard of!

If, you ever decide to do this again, please count me in!