With the weather getting prettier it’s time to get out in nature!!!
We love spring time! Here in Florida it’s not too hot or humid and the mosquitoes aren’t biting as much as they do in the summer. The birds are chirping, things are growing and there is so much to see and learn. This makes for the perfect time to put the books down and do some nature studies!
Here are some Spring Themed Nature Study Ideas you can use with Printable Notebooking Freebies:
Early Spring Beauty Notebooking Page from Our Journey Westward
Celebrate Spring Copywork from Moms Mustard Seeds
Spring Poems for Copywork from How the Sun Rose
Spring Nature Walk Worksheet from Hearts and Trees
Nature Study Planning Pages from Jimmie’s Collage
The Handbook of Nature Study is my go to resource for a lot of printables, and ideas:
Signs of Spring Notebook Page
Spring Weather Observations
Spring Cattail Study
Spring Wildflowers: Poppies and Buttercups
First Day of Spring Notebook Page
Spring Bird Observations
Tree Poetry Printable
Spring Wildflowers: Dandelions
Nature Notebooks/Nature Journals:
I like to keep a nature notebook for our nature studies. Our Nature Notebook always starts with a nice, sturdy 3 ring binder. You can use this to store printed notebooking pages, any nature themed worksheets and even nature copywork pages and Bible verses! I also like to keep little collectibles that my children have collected on nature walks and store them in page protectors with the top taped shut with clear packing tape. We also store a nature journal in one of the pockets of the binder to keep everything together! This makes a wonderful scrapbook/portfolio of your studies.
Here are some fun ideas for nature notebooks and journals:
Spring Green Nature Journal Ideas
Spring Flower Study and Art Project perfect for a Nature Journal
Spring Bulb Study with Watercolor Ideas for a Nature Journal
Nature Journal Ideas and Tips Squidoo Lens
3 Tips for Keeping a Nature Journal When You Think You Can’t Sketch
How to Make a Homemade Nature Journal with a “tree bark” Cover
If you are looking for a simple to teach nature themed art program for all ages, you want to check out the new A Seasonal Start in Spring Chalk Pastels ! This would be great to use in a nature journal!
If you scroll down the page there is a FREE video tutorial on how to make a bird’s nest with chalk pastels! Thanks Southern HodgePodge!
Here are some WONDERFUL Resources to help you with nature studies and journaling:
Shining Dawn Books has some AMAZING, affordable resources to use with your entire family!
This Early Spring Bundle of 3 NaturExplorer Books is only $21!
100 Easy and Fun Creative Nature Walks for All Ages Only $8.95!
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 and 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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