Pond Nature Study

Pond Nature Study

What could we possibly find during one simple walk around a small pond?  Enough to keep us busy for over an hour! My big kids were busy with other commitments not too long ago, so hubby and I set off on a nature walk with our 6 year old, Eli.  I love taking nature walks…

Early Spring Nature Study

This post contains links to my NaturExplorers curriculum. It’s Spring! I’m so excited to be back outdoors on a regular basis with my children!  Are you ready to jump back into nature study, too?  Fresh air.  The world slowing coming back to life.  Warm air one day, cool air the next.  Sunshine, rain, even snow. …

Nest of Seasons Past

Winter is a great time for finding nature treasures that are hidden other seasons of the year.  Bird’s nests are one example.  Can you see how some sweet little bird found spare bailing twine to add to his cozy home? Spend some crafty time this winter creating nesting material to attract more birds to your…

It’s Caterpillar Season…

It’s Caterpillar Season…

(This post contains links to my products.) It’s caterpillar and butterfly season, but those fast and furious butterflies won’t sit still long enough for me to snap a picture! Caterpillars love cameras. On a recent walk with my hubby – alone (do you know how precious a nature walk alone with my husband is?? )…

Rain’s A-Comin’

In our Remarkable Rain NaturExplorers unit, one of the suggested activities is to watch and document an approaching rain system. Our family had the awesome opportunity to do this not too long ago. Here are pictures taken over no more than a four minute time frame… Rain can be a very exciting, out-of-the-norm nature study….

The Easter Story: A Nature Walk

The Easter Story: A Nature Walk

  Easter Nature Study It’s been awhile since my Creation Club met for nature study together. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share the Easter story with them and do some mini-hunts based on the ideas suggested in Nature Study Through the Holidays: Easter. Easter Scavenger Hunt Printable For the class, I also created…

Spring Fun

April and May were two of the busiest months I think I’ve ever had!  Here are just a few of the things that kept me busy…  (This isn’t even the half of it!)

Great Spring Nature Finds

Here are some more very cool discoveries from a recent nature walk. Can you see inside the hole?  The picture below this one shows the mushrooms that were growing in the hole – and they were huge even if the picture doesn’t show that very well. We wondered who enjoys this cozy little burrow. Ants…

May’s Creation Club

This month’s Creation Club focus was on creeks and creek banks.  Sadly, though, the creek bank was grown up more than I had imagined and we didn’t get to do nearly as much exploring as planned.  For me, it didn’t matter because I can enjoy any nature walk.  For the children expecting to explore a…

Spittle Bugs

If you take a walk anywhere on our farm these days, you see plants covered in what looks like spit.  It’s especially obvious on the stinging nettle and alfalfa plants. Caleb decided to investigate inside the spit on our recent nature walk and this is what he found. Crawling on another of the same plant…

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