A friend of mine started a wonderful little circle time at our local nature center. Each week the kids (from about 6 families) meet at the nature center. First the kids take a walk through the woods (in all weather). Often time they find sticks and laves to carry with them. The walk ends at the backdoor of the nature center where the children gather for a circle of seasonal rhymes, songs, poems, and stories. Afterwords the kids sometimes do a seasonal craft (one week they made pictures out of beans and seeds, another week they laminated fall leaves that they had found. This coming week we plan on making flags for the children to wave on their walks). When circle time is over the children often share a snack and wonder through the nature center visiting with the animals and playing with their friends.