At age 6 both Twins "A" and "B" were collecting things in out front and back yard. Last year Twin "A" was collecting all sizes of leaves and bringing them in her bedroom, again, for her dolls and stuffed animals. She just loves collecting anything she can bring into her bedroom.These collections do not last that long though because eventually they go into the trash outside or back in the yard.
Right now, Twin "A" collecting flowers that are in the corner of my front yard. There are three colors that have begun to bloom. All three of these colors, Twin "A", has began picking from the bushes. Now, she is making a collection of the flowers in a book. The book is made up of construction paper where Twin "A" tapes each flower on their individual page and them on the next page, she draws a picture of the flowers she has just taped to one page.
This is a collection I can see going on for a while. She said this flower collection will be a birthday gift for Mommy.
I love when she begins collecting simple things like this. When she, and her sister, do this, I know they are exercising their brains and it shows their creative side.