Here are some simple and practical tips to frame your homeschool days with nature study. The results are so rewarding for such a little time investment! Small spurts of outdoor time frame our days. It’s simple and works for us. “I just need to go outside and swing for a few minutes before I start my math.” “I finished my math, can I go outside
Warm sunshine on your back, leaves unfurling and marvelous moss and lichen? Yes, please. We enjoyed some signs of spring and spring nature study with all our ages this homeschool week. It went something like this… Spring Nature Study for Homeschool with Multiple Ages Have that nature prompt within sight, by the back door. So, as soon as the little black rain clouds move on
On this day, we ventured out into the backyard for a winter outdoor hour challenge to soak up some sunshine and spot some winter weeds and seeds. Our homeschool nature study time is always a wonderful and well needed break in our homeschool day. We went to the known spots. First, the althea bush. Winter Outdoor Hour: Weeds and Seeds Homeschool Nature Study Back on
For your winter homeschool nature study you will find it surprisingly fun to study winter weather and tree silhouettes! We used some great nature study resources in our homeschool that we will share with you! Snow? Snow! Yes, we awoke to white. Hodgepodgedad and I had seen the big, fat flakes falling right at bedtime last night. So I knew that the next morning would
We enjoyed a wonderful study of chickadees and other backyard birds in winter. I wanted to share because I know you will enjoy this winter homeschool nature study too! I love the variety of birds we see at our feeder each season. The woodpeckers stop by more frequently to eat the suet we share in winter. Or at least we notice them more. This post
Cultivating curiosity with nature study in your homeschool is simply a delight. It comes naturally with just a bit of practice. Here is how independent nature study went one day in our homeschool. “Mama, I need a towel because I did one of the nature prompts,” she calls through the cracked open back door. I look and her feet are covered in clay. I smile.
Today’s chalk pastel tutorial is in honor of a wonderful resource! Our friends at Crowe’s Nest Media have produced an education and beautifully God-glorifying DVD. Your Backyard: The Life and Journey of the Amazing Monarch Butterfly. You will want to click over to The Curriculum Choice for my review. Then, come back and enjoy this butterfly pastel from Nana. We watched, first hand, the metamorphosis
Fresh with visions of roadside lace in our heads, Nana led us in a very quick pastel lesson. We’d brought our Audubon First Field Guide: Wildflowers with all its photos plus the Handbook of Nature Study with all its narrative. Queen Anne’s Lace: A Pastels Tutorial Nana first sketched the flower herself, so the children would have a guide. Then she passed out colors. Showed