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 Little People and Nature with Rebecca Lesko
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Little People and Nature with Rebecca Lesko

Week 1

Are you and your little one getting restless from being inside? Rebecca Lesko, our Little People & Nature teacher, wants you to join her in exploring nature! She has created an activity for you and your little one to discover shapes in nature, something you can do right in your backyard. You can use the work sheet provided and follow along with Rebecca's video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQPXs4bcho0&feature=youtu.be

Note: Rebecca Lesko is a naturalist and environmental educator. She teaches Little People & Nature on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 - 10:45 a.m. at the Dietrich during March. Admission is free thanks to funding from the Overlook Estate Foundation. Look for her classes to resume when the Dietrich reopens.

 

Week 2

Ways to Explore Nature: TP Binoculars with Rebecca Lesko


Make toilet paper tube binoculars with your 2.5-5 year old child and go outside and explore nature. These binoculars help little ones to focus on one object or area. You can spend as much or as little time making the binoculars as your child wants. After they're done go outside and use your new tool. Simple directions for making the toilet paper binoculars are attached. In the video Rebecca Lesko explains how to make the binoculars, what they do (since they don't have lenses), and goes outside to find interesting objects.

Here is a YouTube link to the activity. Have fun!: https://youtu.be/WHNXODsXY4s

 

Click here  for the pdf of the directions to make TP Binonculars.

Note: Rebecca Lesko is a naturalist and environmental educator.  She teaches Little People & Nature on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 - 10:45 a.m. at the Dietrich during March.  Admission is free thanks to funding from the Overlook Estate Foundation.  Look for her classes to resume when the Dietrich reopens. 

 

Week 3

Searching for Animal Signs in Nature with Rebecca Lesko

Find inspiration to search for animal signs, and information about some of the signs you and your children may find. 

Here is a YouTube link to the activity. Have fun!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7BTirsOrNM&feature=youtu.be

Note: Rebecca Lesko, naturalist and environmental educator in northeastern Pennsylvania has been sharing her love of nature since 1988. She teaches Little People & Nature on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 - 10:45 a.m. at the Dietrich during March.  Admission is free thanks to funding from the Overlook Estate Foundation.  Look for her classes to resume when the Dietrich reopens. 

 

Week 4

Go on a Color Nature Walk with Rebecca Lesko

What do you do on a Color Nature Walk? Rebecca Lesko, naturalist and educator will show you how to prepare and what to look for outside. Caretakers (parents, teachers, nannies, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends) of 2.5 to 5 year olds, can either print a color matching sheet (Please click here for the pdf) or make your own color matching cards. Materials for an art project making your own color matching cards. Use what you have or can access easily. You'll see examples in the video.

1) Crayons, colored pencils (I avoid markers because the plastic lasts forever, but the color doesn't), colored construction paper, or old magazines.

2) Index cards, card stock, paperboard from food packaging

3) Scissors

4) Glue stick, glue bottle, tape

You can also keep this super simple and take crayons, colored pencils or paint sample papers from the hardware store. Go outside and find colors that match on plants, insects, rocks, birds, or any natural item. Look closely! Lots of examples and hints are in the video. You'll be surprised at how many colors you'll see, unless you are an artist.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tePpT7SEhTs&feature=youtu.be