Fortunately, as homeschoolers, we have time on our side. We can spend all day outside, if we like! We can still study math, science, history, English, etc. -- all outside. Or save those subjects for "inside time" and simply get outside and enjoy the fresh air and Nature.
As naturalist John Muir said: "When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world."
Here's some Nature Activities:
- Discover something new in nature each day!
- Identify trees, birds, insects, or constellations you see
- Create and keep a Nature Sketchbook of what you see outdoors
- Capture the colors of Nature with paints, colored pencils, or crayons
- Make bark art or bark paintings
- Create a collage with leaf rubbings or bark rubbings
- Use objects from nature to create a 3D piece of art
- Find, follow, and identify animal tracks
- Determine when birds, animals, insects eat, sleep, migrate, hibernate
- Write about the things you see, hear, smell, and experience in Nature each day!
Learn more about John Muir, here: www.sierraclub.org/john_muir_exhibit
Learn more about the Richard Louv book, Last Child in the Woods, here: http://www.richardlouv.com/
Right now, I'm going outside to see what more I can learn about nature. It never ceases to amaze me!