Collecting Things- collecting hobbies are fun. They
encourage children to independently work on their
hobby. Talk with your child or a group about collecting
things. Show them items you have collected or go on a
nature walk to collect pretty stones, flowers, leaves,
Suggestions include: bottle caps, sea shells, tea sets, model cars,
sports cards, beanie babies, Barbie dolls, horses, farm animals, T-
shirts, post cards, hair ties, stones, leaves, flowers, milk caps, baseball
cards, stamps, autographs, jewelry etc.
Groups can collect similar objects and spend group time on hunts or
showing what they have collected from the previous week.
Spend time with your child every week looking at his or her collection.
You can look up items on the web together, make a display for the
collection, count numbers of items or decide on new places to find
Find unique ways to display collections. You can post items on the
fridge, put them around a mirror, display items under Plexiglas on a
wheelchair tray, or build a treasure box. You can take photographs of
collections to send to your family and friends.