Back in the day (before the Internet), it was common for kids to have collections of items that interested them. Before email existed, people collected stamps from letters and packages they received. Stamps were, and still are, miniature pieces of art. With a magnifying glass, you can really appreciate the wonderful variety of artwork!
Today, you may not receive many pieces of mail with postage stamps. If you have any, take some time together to really look at the details.
Design your own stamp
From there, try your hand at designing your own, unique stamp designs!
Start a new collection
When you get a chance to go outside to a park or natural area, what can you find that interests you? Look with the eyes of a scientist, artist or explorer! You might find:
- pine cones
- interesting leaves, plants, flowers or grasses (I know you won't pick the wildflowers, but you can take photos!
- interesting birds
- beautiful pebbles or small rocks
- sand - have you ever looked at sand through a magnifying glass or microscope? Amazing!
Whatever interests you, enjoy exploring and collecting together!