“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:
Nature Study: Charlotte Mason Style
How to Organize a Nature Club
Nature Study: The Duty of Christian Homeschoolers
8 Reasons to do Nature Study
Handbook of Nature Study Blog
Homeschooling With Charlotte Mason: Nature Study
FREE Ebooks that are on the Public Domain.
There are some beautiful, vintage readers that I love!
Nature Study Made Easy
Nature Study in Elementary School First Reader, Book 1
Parables from Nature
Handbook of Nature Sstudy
MANY More Public Ebooks From Homeschool Commons
FREE Nature Study Printables:
Lots of Different Printable Nature Journal Forms
Nature Journal Observation Pages
Simple Folded Nature Journal
Nature Journal and Nature Walk Printable Sheets
Nature in Your Notebook Printables
Nature Study: Three Steps to a Better Experience
Nature Study/Journal Printables
Handbook of Nature Study Frebbies LOTS of them!
10 Homeschool Freebies for Tree Nature Study
Simple Schooling April Nature Study – Birds & Nests
Printable Nature Poems
Nature Walk and Poetry Scavenger Hunt
Sign up for a FREE Nature Explore Family Kit with lots of printable activities!
Check out these beautiful NaturExplorer Ebooks and Unit Studies by Shining
Checkout Carrie’s post at So You Call Yourself a Homeschooler?
Some of our most loved Nature Study books on sale at Amazon!
Bernstein Bears Big Book of Science and Nature
Drawn to Nature: Through the Journals for Clare Walker Leslie
The Nature Connection: An Outdoor Workbook
Keeping a Nature Journal
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!
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