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Natural resource printing

What you need

  • Natural items from the garden/park
  • Paper 
  • Crayons/ pencils


This activity is going to explore your child’s vocabulary, developing describing words they can use.

The experience

Collect some natural items from your garden or the park, such as some flowers, leaves etc. Once you have collected them, get your crayons ready.

You can place each item underneath the paper, then show your child how to draw over the item.

Once your child is having their turn, you can talk about the patterns that you can see, using language such as ‘bumpy, hard, soft, wiggly, scratchy’, encouraging them to describe what the image looks like and what the item feels like.

Once you have completed this activity, you could search for items in your home that are also the same texture as the natural items you have found.