Winter is such a wonderful time do nature studies!
We look forward to taking nature walks and exploring nature during the winter time here in Florida. Winter in Florida means putting on a hoodie, enjoying the cool air and no humidity and no biting bugs! Winter in almost every other place it seems is full of snow right now! I am sure it is absolutely freezing, but there are also lots of cool things to explore and learn about in the snow as well.
Here is a round-up of some great Winter themed nature studies!
Winter Unit Studies:
Studying Trees in Winter from Year Round Homeschooling – there are lots of links for tree identification and great information on how to do a winter tree study.
Winter Nature Study: Evergreens from Hodge Podge
The Handbook of Nature Study has an ENTIRE page FULL of Winter Nature Study Ideas. There are blog posts, ebooks, free printables and tons of ideas all broken down by different subjects. It’s a great resource!
I Spy Nature Cards: Winter Edition from Spelloutloud
Winter Poems for Your Nature Journals from Hearts and Trees
Snow and Ice Printable Pack from A Teaching Mommy
Winter Nature Walk Worksheet from Cooking with my Kid
What the Snow Teaches Us About Our Creator and free Bible Verse Printable from Bible Based Homeschooling
Animals in Winter FREE Printable Activity from The Natural Homeschool
Snowflake Bentley and Winter Nature Study from Homeschool Share
The Official Snowflake Bentley Website
The Great Backyard Bird Count is right around the corner!
This is such a great activity to get your kids involved in each year. Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.
Since then, more than 100,000 people of all ages and walks of life have joined the four-day count each February to create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds.
It is easy to participate. You simply tally the numbers and kinds of birds you see for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, February 12-15, 2016. You can count from any location, anywhere in the world!
Click HERE to get started!
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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