Sometimes it’s nice just to lay out beautiful natural materials for no other purpose than to just explore; to feel their texture, to be intrigued by their colour and their shape, to notice tiny details and wonder about their origins.
Beautiful natural rocks and minerals; agate and quartz, amethyst and amber, and so many more that we are yet to identify.
Arranged simply with a large round mirror and clear plastic containers to draw Jack and Sarah’s attention to the materials. A magnifying glass to investigate a little more deeply and some wood chips to add contrast.
He started sorting the rocks and minerals into sets using the small containers. Then creating patterns with the wood chips.
A very simple exploration but one that definitely inspired wonder.
* I bought our gems and minerals from the Australian Geographic store. The agate slices are from the National Dinosaur museum here in Canberra.
* I am really happy with our Rocks and Minerals nature guide. The pictures are large and colourful. I’m learning a lot about rocks and minerals :)