Wildflower Studies

This month’s nature study is focusing on wildflowers.  Our farm is just abundant with wildflowers this time of year!  During last week’s study, we placed a blanket among a field full of wildflowers to read books and praise the Lord for His magnificent beauty.
 
Afterward, I sent the kids off on a scavenger hunt.  They had a ball running around the field trying to check off each and every item.
 
Caleb checking off his scavenger hunt list.

After the scavenger hunt, each of the big kids had to go in search of one flower that was new to them to bring back to the blanket.  They had to identify it and write down various characteristics and information on a notebooking page.

Filling out a notebooking page for the flower of their choice.
Caleb’s flower = Heal-All
Mahayla’s flower = Evening Primrose

As usual, we had such a lovely time basking in God’s creation!  You can find the notebooking pages we used (and more), plus TONS of wildflower activity ideas in the NaturExplorers unit Wonderful Wildflowers.

6 Comments

  1. What do you use to identify your wildfloweres? I am only successful about half the time in discovering what something is called.

  2. Scavenger Hunt! What a great idea– one of those that I had noted before but promptly forgot about. It would be fun to see just how many different ways I could incorporate that into our studies and such.

  3. This is fabulous. Thanks for letting us know about how to do this!! Can’t wait to do this!

  4. Thanks for the comment! I have also wondered about identifying wildflowers. Does the nature study on wildflowers have an identification guide included, or do you recommend a book/field guide?

    Thanks for doing these nature studies! I’m excited to use the Fruits and Nuts soon. Already have a pile of related books from the library to use with it!

  5. cindykwest says:

    I wish we were able to add an identification guide in the unit! But, unfortunately, it would be way too hard to pinpoint flowers from many places around the country (and even our around the world friends.) I use the National Audubon Society’s wildflower field guide. I love the way it’s organized and it’s very thorough considering how many wildflowers are in my area! Good luck finding a good one that works for you!

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