While not your typical full-fledged NaturExplorers guide, Easter Nature Study Through the Holidays will be just what you need to prepare your hearts for Easter through unique, Christ-centered lessons tied into the Biblical account of Jesus’ final week, including His death, burial and resurrection.
Easter is undoubtedly the most holy of celebrations for us as Christians. It’s the time we set aside to remember the ultimate sacrifice Jesus made for us on the cross. The time we praise Him above all names for becoming our Savior. The time we stand in exuberance that He has overcome death and sin for all of us.
Through Bible readings, songs of praise, literature selections and creative nature walks, your family will cover the topics of:
- Palm Sunday
- Sweet Fragrances
- The Passover
- Mount of Olives
- Black Friday
- The Burial
- The Resurrection
- Traditional Easter Symbols
Each day you will be encouraged to read a selection from the Bible and worship the Lord through one or more hymns of the season. Then you’ll get outside to find sweet signs of our Savior by completing at least one of the suggested nature activities.
Seven full-color notebooking pages are included to go along with several of the nature walk suggestions!
For each of the topics listed above (Palm Sunday, Sweet Fragrances, etc.), there are four-six nature walk suggestions.
If you choose to do one nature walk every day, you could use this curriculum every day for eight weeks.
For those of you who typically do one nature walk per week, you could easily pull one idea per topic and fill in eight weeks of nature study. (That would mean you could use this curriculum over several years and not run out of ideas!)
Many families have chosen to use the curriculum in the week or two prior to Easter, completing one or more of the lessons per day.
Just what will you be doing outside?
There are lots of meaningful suggestions that will not only reinforce the Bible story, but teach science concepts as well.
On any given day, you might:
- take a photography walk to find purple in nature – the color of royalty
- create a chart to vividly describe fragrances in nature
- search for thorns growing on plants
- note signs of death and decay
In total, there are more than 40 nature activities to support the Biblical story of Easter!
Easter Nature Study Through the Holidays was written with the 1st-6th grader in mind. The activities are easily adaptable for younger and older children. Most of the nature walks can easily be done with groups of children, so consider bringing along a family or two who need to hear the Easter story!
Science lessons don’t get much more meaningful when you focus on Easter nature study!
32 pages, digital curriculum