Mrs. Aitch's File Cabinet of Ideas for Nature Study Lessons

Wednesday, May 30

Time to get your summer in gear!   

Here's an idea, go on a scavenger hunt. 

The best way to do a NATURE STUDY scavenger hunt is with a friend (or a sibling).  Find the items on the list, then have the other person verify that you saw it, mark it off the list, and LEAVE the item in the woods or along the trail.

OR if you're into taking pictures, snap a photo.  When you get home, download!

Then you don't have to bring home a bunch of specimens that would be better left right where you found them! 

Here's a printable scavenger list from the Diva Girl Parties

AND check out this list from The Taylor House blog ~


Or check out this website . . . where I searched for Summer Fun Scavenger Hunts and take your pick!  It's a whole website devoted to Scavenger Hunts!

Nature Hike

Take a walk outside your own home. Look around at all the signs of Spring in your own backyard! What do you smell? What do you see? What do you hear? Fresh earth, budding plants and trees, birds chirping? How does the wind feel against your cheek?

Keep your nature journal handy....summer is a busy time in the natural world! Jot the occasion, date, time, weather, and anything unusual. Make a simple sketch to help you remember. Doesn't have to look like da Vinci! Just your sketch.

Take note of a special tree in your yard. Keep track of it during each season. Sketch one or two branches right now. Take note of the buds or twigs. Date the sketch, add the time of day, something about the weather. Yeah! That wasn't so hard!!