I want to be real with you. I do not like being outdoors. I am a homebody, or maybe I am just getting old. I have to force myself out of the house daily or I would just love to stay inside — a lot. I use my children and our homeschool routine as an excuse to push myself outside and explore nature. If you need a boost to go out and explore nature as well, you are not alone. Glean from these 5 reasons why you and your children should nature journal for motivation in enjoying God’s creation all around.
My son is super high energy, therefore, I have had to find pretty creative ways to teach him. Some of which included either taking long walks outside or short breaks outside. We love to enjoy nature and explore the wonders of God’s creation.
I really do want to get my kids writing more about these experiences, the things they have learned from them, or even write down questions they may have. I love that nature journaling doesn’t have to be complicated, yet it really gets kids thinking about the world around them.
When my son is tired of writing, which happens often, I don’t mind drawing what he saw instead. As long as he is appreciating and making connections between what he sees and how God has created it so intricately, then I am happy.
There are many reasons why we should be nature journaling with our kids. If you are curious about why it would be a great thing to add to your curriculum then this resource will explain why.
Explore these 5 reasons why you and your children should nature journal from Wildly Anchored.
Nature Journal: A Kids Nature Study JournalSummer Learning – Handbook For Creative Kids: This 60 Day Summer Bridge Workbook Covers Eight Different Subjects, with a Focus on Creativity and … Nature Study, Art & Sneaky Math) (Volume 1)Curious Kids Nature Guide: Explore the Amazing Outdoors of the Pacific NorthwestHandbook of Nature Study
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!
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