“We are all meant to be naturalists, each in his own degree, and it is inexcusable
to live in a world so full of the marvels of plant and animal life and to care
for none of these things.” ~ Charlotte Mason
One of the favorite parts of a Charlotte Mason education for my children is nature study. Before I even knew I was a CM homeschooler we were doing nature study! My little ones would marvel at the lady bugs in the garden, scoop earthworms off of the sidewalk to rescue them, lay in the grass and watch the clouds, study the birds every morning. They have a collections of rocks, and shells and twigs, leaves and dried flowers.
Studying nature comes so naturally to children. I love that it shows that there is a Mighty Creator and everything brings praise back to Him!
If you aren’t familiar with nature study here is a BIG list of nature study blogs, ideas and many FREE printables to help you get started. Now go grab some paper, a pencil, a little bag or box to collect things and go outside with your kids and see what they discover for themselves!
Great Nature Study Blogs and Articles:
FREE Ebooks that are on the Public Domain. There are some beautiful, vintage readers that I love!
FREE Nature Study Printables:
Sign up for a FREE Nature Explore Family Kit with lots of printable activities!
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 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, and Coffee!