To stimulate an interest in nature in the children.
To provide for and promote exploration of specimens found in our living world.
A magnifying glass/hand lens kept permanently on the table.
Objects which are or have been a part of our living world, i.e., shells, pine cones, feathers, nests, fossil, bark, sheep’s wool, etc.
Invite a small group of children to the nature table.
Introduce the objects to the children one at a time.
Show the children how to hold the objects carefully when they are examining them.
Provide simple and interesting information about each item.
We have a magnifying glass to assist us.
Only a few items are displayed on the nature table at any one time.
They should be changed frequently to maintain the children’s interest.
As in presentation.
Encourage the children to bring in their own objects for display.
Include labels for the children who are reading.