This is our fifth year of homeschooling and we are transitioning to CM for the summer and next year.
I have three young boys, 10, 7 and 5 and am looking to begin a nature study with them.
Can anyone give some good ideas of where to begin with it all? Anything in the way of materials needed would be helpful too. I have the Handbook of Nature already so that will be a plus!
I did not know if a binder or sketchbook would be easier at this point?
Thanks for your thoughts!
My youngers use a aketch book, just like my older kids. I like that it will give automatic support while drawing. 😉 Another beginning resource might be the Take a Walk with series by Jane Kirkland. We were recently gifted these and I LOVE them. =) A basic resource aimed to the children. It is engaging and interesting, plus contains places for their notes and observations.
I have 4 children, 10, 8, 7, and 5. All enjoyed Outdoor Secrets from SCM this year. I also purchased the companion pdf for additional activities. We loved it!
I like the books “Wild Days” by Karen Radcliffe and “Pocketful of Pineconres” by Karen Andreola for inspiration…
Queen Homeschool publishes a book called The Nature Study Idea Book. It is a fantastic resource for sparking wonderfully purposeful nature study, from a Christian perspective. That plus Comstock, a sketchbook, colored pencils (my girls love to sketch with a pencil and bring along watercolor pencils then use the water at home to finish their sketches), a little tote, maybe a magnifying glass, enthusiasm and you’re all set. 🙂
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