It was a nice day out today – better than we’ve had in weeks, so I decided to get the girls outside and collect some bits for our nature table. We went to the local farm stand for some Indian corn and squash, to a local oak tree for some acorns.
When we got home, I put together our fall nature table, knowing that it’s not going to stay this way (my middle daughter has already started exploring and adding her own touches). I love the Waldorf nature tables I’ve seen around the blogworld. These nature tables are hands-on displays of seasonal items found in nature or handmade toys or books to read.
These are a mix of real and fabric pumpkins, squash and gourds and one wooden red apple.
I love the Indian multicolored corn.
I will be turning these two peg people into fall gnomes. These are the huge acorns we collected today.
The winter gnomes were helping with the harvest. The acorns on this tray are some I collected on our trip to Wisconsin Dells in September.
In fact, here’s a great snap of a squirrel with an acorn in its mouth I took on that trip.
And my littlest exploring the nature table and showing me a wooden acorn.