Both of my boys expressed interest in wanting to know the plants in our area. Since trees and bushes are starting to bud I thought it would be a good time to start.
We kept it super simple and downloaded an app called LeafSnap. All you do is snap a picture with your phone and it helps you identify it. There were a few that we had to use some logical reasoning to determine if it was actually the correct plant.
It was fun, we got some fresh air and learned a lot about leaf shapes and different types of plants. My boys took turns finding a plant and taking a photo. It was almost like a treasure hunt, or a nature walk (my kids have informed me they are too old for a nature walk…sigh).
This is a great option for working with girl scout or boy scout troops, a homeschool group or just as something different than a simple family walk.