Nature In Your Notebook Printables

(This post contains links to my business website, Shining Dawn Books.)

Some of my blogging friends and I would like to make sure the winter hum-drums don’t have you down for the count!  One of the best ways to perk up the school year during February (the month known for the onset of homeschooling blues) is to get outside.  Yes, you heard right – get outside!  I know it’s cold, but I also know what “going stir crazy” feels like and how {even cold weather} nature walks can rejuvenate the spirit.  Not to mention, there’s a world of nature waiting to be studied during the winter!

Nature in Your Notebook

To get you started in your nature explorations, I’ve created THREE fun notebooking pages that will guide you on walks from Valentine’s Day through those first sweet signs of spring.  To download them, simply click on the graphics.  (Please forgive the thumbnail images  – they look MUCH better in the download.  I’m not the most techie blogger you’ve ever met and I can never seem to figure out how to successfully create a jpg of docs that include tables.)

Freebie #1: 

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so how about taking a LOVEly Winter Walk where you spend some purposeful time in thankfulness for God’s winter creation?

Winter Natuer Study Free Printable | Our Journey Westward

Freebie #2:

Conifers are popular trees to study during the winter since most of them continue to hold on to leaves and cones through the cold months.  Print off one Conifer Observation Sheet per tree you intend to study to make comparisons from tree to tree.

Conifer Observation Printable  Our Journey Westward

Freebie #3: 

Spring will come soon – really it will!  This Early Spring Beauty notebooking page will help you catch the very first signs of spring to let you know that God’s promises to renew never fail.

Early Spring Nature Study Printable

Remember how I told you my blogging friends and I were on a mission to keep your family from the winter hum-drums?  Well, that means the wonderful ladies below have also created nature notebooking freebies for you!!  


NaturExplorers at Shining Dawn Books

Did you know I’m the author of the NaturExplorers series of nature studiesWhether you simply need some creative nature walk ideas or would like to teach an entire unit study based on a nature topic (or anything in between), NaturExplorers titles will work for you!  More than 20 nature topics are available which provide you with nature walk ideas, hands-on experiments and activities, writing and research project ideas, Bible lessons, artist and composer study tie-ins, living literature lists, non-fiction and field guide suggestions, background information about the topic and several full-color notebooking pages!  NaturExplorers studies were written for 1st-8th graders, but several suggestions are provided to include your preschoolers & high school students.

Popular winter studies include:

I recently released the first of a series of seasonal nature studies for preschoolers and kindergarteners, too!


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Enjoy winter!


Extol the LORD, Jerusalem;
praise your God, Zion….
He spreads the snow like wool
and scatters the frost like ashes.
He hurls down his hail like pebbles.
Who can withstand his icy blast?
He sends his word and melts them;
he stirs up his breezes, and the waters flow.
Psalm 147:12, 16-18



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