From the last post I mentioned that we saved some pecan shells we picked up while camping at Fairy Stone State Park. Today, we made some awesome art with our shells plus some other treasures we encountered from our state exchange box from North Carolina.

Here is the turtle we made with the pecan shells. 
So cute right! Next we just used All our treasures to make a landscape scene. We love the beach so naturally that’s what we wanted the theme to be. Trees were made with cardboard tubes from toliet paper and paper towels. I’ll just let him show you the rest!

He’s so silly but not shy! We try and do nature studies each week. This is such a great way to teach the younger about nature. Let us know what you think?!


Camping at Fairy StoneĀ 

We went camping a few weekends ago at Fairy Stone State Park in Stuart, VA. What an adventure! Beautiful mountain views at the lake neat Philpott VA. 

Camping spot on point inside the park.

Oh. And of course the Fairy Stones we found at the hunt site just outside the park. We soaked them in warm soapy water but I’m sure you can look up better ways to clean them to make the crystals come through. We’ve been studying rocks and minerals for 2 weeks prior to going camping. To actually go hunt for them was truly one of those sly homeschool mom ways! Magic!

We made a magic wand with out forest findings. The wand lesson is from one of our favorite books “Play the Forest School Way”

 We also collected Pecan shells and many other beautiful rocks! See our next post to see what we made with the pecan shells!

 Click here: Fairy Stone State Park to see the general information of the park. You can also see their calendar of events…you can even go on a fairy stone hunt with the experts.