A display of nature’s treasures is a beautiful addition to a classroom or at home environment. In the Montessori toddler class my 2 year old attends there is always a basket or tray of seasonal nature items displayed with a magnifying glass for exploration.
This is our current nature table set up. I added the bird’s nest and bird’s egg but allowed my children to fill the tray themselves. I love this tray as it is not only beautiful but the compartments are shallow which I think adds to the appeal (easier viewing), plus you can’t clutter the tray up as easily.
How beautiful is this nature table from An Everyday Story.
More beautiful photos from the blog An Every Day story. Kate homeschools her two children with more of a Reggio Emelia approach. These nature treasures are displayed on the top of a shelf in their Homeschool room.
Montessori Child at Home. I love this idea of displaying beautiful items on a window sill. All this lovely natural light.
If you don’t have space for a nature table set up, then maybe a tray or basket. Just don’t forget to add a magnifying glass for further exploration.
Here is a link to a post I wrote recently on Exploring with a magnifying glass
Edited June 2018: