Let shadows be your child’s guide for this activity. In the morning (8 a.m.) or late afternoon (4 p.m.), place a table in a sunny spot where long shadows will be cast. Unroll paper (Easel Paper Roll, $14; http://alexbrands.com) along one side of the table, and arrange a variety of objects along the paper’s edge. Have your child trace the shadows with markers.
Nature Memory is an educational game and sensory activity for preschoolers and up. Playing nature memory helps children develop focus, memory, and recognition skills. This DIY nature memory game can also be used to teach math and science concepts depending on how it's played and the nature items used. Nature memory can be played in schools, homeschool education, Waldorf education, and is a Montessori-inspired sensorial activity.