BUT I forgot to mention a couple of goodies that you MUST add to your backpack.
Grab some baggies (ya know the ziplock type) probably do a few of various sizes.
They are PERFECT for all the little treasures your kiddos will wish to take home.
Acorns were a big hit for us this outing...and Leaves, leaves are ALWAYS big for my kids.
We didn't keep any bugs, we just took pictures...let me tell ya, those ladybugs are fast little buggers! But we got it...and here's the proof. ;)
another one that I forgot to tell you about that I love is our
Magnifying glass ~ these can provide hours (or possibly moments for little ones) of entertainment. Might really be worth having more than one...they are cheap ~ check out the dollar store!
Another thing we did this time out was to have a Scavenger Hunt of various items to be looking for.
A friend of mine put the Scavenger Hunt together by simply going to the website of the Nature Center we were visiting and copying and pasting all that was there to see...FABULOUS! The kids felt so satisfied and successful at the completion. :0)
Check out a couple of our photos from the day ~ so happy!!!