I used to overload my children with Teachable Moments, especially when it came to nature study.
Their eyes would glaze over at Mommy’s dream of lovely watercolor-filled field journals.
We moved to our current home about a year & a half ago and there is a beautiful little park with a pond at the end of our street.
We started taking a nature walk every Friday when the weather was nice and I discovered something interesting during our little walks.
My children learned much more about our local wildlife simply by exploring on their own. They would come home and eagerly look up information on their newest specimen.
And then they would enthusiastically do a page to add to their Nature Notebook!
Sometimes I just print out a page of useful info for them to file away.
We also enjoy the occasional scavenger hunt, especially when the seasons change.
Here is a list of some of the resources we use for our notebooks. I printed them all out and organized them in a binder so that I can just grab whatever we are interested in that day.
~*~ I will be glad to share how I organize this binder if anyone is interested ~*~
Bird Identification Notes Page 1 Page 2
HS Unlimited some of my favorite generic pages
Soil Concepts Imagination Book
Nature Detectives a family favorite!
Seasonal Nature Walk Guides for non-readers
Amateur Entomologists’ Society
Just remember . . .
A topic randomly taught still educates your children!