Tree Nature Study Ideas: FREE Printables and Resources

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We love to do nature studies in our homeschool!

Nature Studies are a favorite thing around here. We love getting outside and enjoying God’s creation. There is so much to learn and see. I have always wanted to do an in depth study on trees, more than just collecting pretty leaves, which is a  fun and simple way to get started. I have found tons of GREAT FREE resources on trees while doing my research.

How to Study Trees:
How to Study Trees by Teacher of Good Things
How to Study a Tree by Little Homeschool Blessings
Introduction to Trees by Handbook of Nature Study has a really cool website called What Tree Is It? There is a leaf identifier, and you can  identify by it’s fruit and by name.

eaf Identification:
Identify trees with this Leaf Ticklist Leaf Hunt sheet from Nature Detectives
Leaf identification printable game from Mommy Loves Trees
Leaf identification cards from Wildflower Ramblings
Leafy Grid Game for math and literacy from Teach Mama
Tree ID Leaf Key and Coloring Pages  from Little House in the Suburbs
Leaf ID and Leaf Bingo Game

Imagine Our Life has the most gorgeous Autumn Leaves Quiet Book with Printable 3 Part Leaf Cards. The book is a gorgeous felt book with step by step instructions and the printable Montessori cards are great for your own leaf study, or card games and more!

Seasonal Tree Nature Studies:
From the Handbook of Nature Study Blog:
Four Seasons Tree Project 
Four Seasons Year Long Tree Study Ideas
Summer Tree Study 
 Autumn Tree Study 
Autumn Tree Study – Color Cards Activity  
 Winter Tree Study 

Specific Tree Studies:
From the Handbook of Nature Study Blog:

Pine Trees 
Oak Trees
Maple Trees
Apple Trees
Spruce Trees 
Elm, Hickory, Chestnut
Oak Tree – Autumn Colors and Acorns
Apple Tree 
Cottonwoods and Aspens

How to Study Dogwood Trees from Teacher of Good Things
Apple Tree Study by Mom’s Heart

Printables and Notebooking Pages About Trees:
From the Handbook of Nature Study Blog:
Buds, Catkins, and Blossoms
Tree Poetry Printable
My Tree is a Living World Grid Notebooking Page 

Tree Scavenger Hunt from The Happy Housewife

International Paper  has some amazing Tree Posters available for a FREE download! There are posters on rings of the tree, leaves and needles, seeds, and telling a tree by it’s bark.

A Virtuous Woman has a list of 10 Tree Freebies!

This is a beautiful, Living  Book available for FREE on the Public Domain:
The Songs of the Trees: Pictures, Rhymes and Tree Biographies

You may also enjoy these Nature Study Posts:
Nature Study Ideas: FREE Resources and Printables
FREE Bird Resources for Nature Study
Portable Nature Center: How to Keep a Nature Table When You Don’t Have the Space

Written by Sarah


Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Granola Mama to 4 children ages 16-5. She is a Charlotte Mason style homeschooler and has been homeschooling for 13 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, Coffee and Green Smoothies!

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