Yesterday we went for a Spring nature walk. A took her beach pail and we took a walk (okay, three walks) around the neighborhood looking for items to collect. She had so much fun searching for items. She even asked for a snowball. I made her one and she put it inside her pail. I explained to her that it would melt and turn into water. At the end of the walk, she was looking for her little snowball.
Here is what we ended up with: a few dead leaves, pine cone, pine needles, and some rocks.
This was a great activity and A really took her time on our walks. She even wanted to keep going!