“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
Nature Study is one of my favorite parts of homeshooling and of a Charlotte Mason style education. I love watching my children marvel at God’s creation when we are taking nature walks and learning about nature. If you are wanting to incorporate nature into your homeschool the easiest way to do this is by creating a nature study notebook or nature journal. I like notebooking pages because they go great in a portfolio to highlight what we have learned at the end of the year.
Our nature notebook starts with a nice, sturdy 3 ring binder. We store printed notebooking pages, any nature themed worksheets and nature copywork pages! 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.
You will love these FREE Nature Study Notebook Printables:
Nature Study Identification Printables:
Prismacolor Scholar Colored Pencil Set, Assorted, 36-Count
Case-it Open Tab Velcro Closure 2-Inch Binder with Tab File, Purple, S-816-PUR
Cardinal Expanding Zipper Binder Pocket, 1/2
Royal & Langnickel SPEN-12 Essentials Sketching Pencil Set, 12-Piece
If your children love collecting things on your nature walks they will also enjoy creating things from their treasures: Creative Ideas for Creating Art with Nature
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!