The following is a post from contributing writer Lauren of Mama’s Learning Corner.
The change of the seasons from summer to fall is my absolute favorite time of year. North Carolina provides such beautiful fall foliage, it just begs you to step outside!
This round-up of Great Links has perfect ideas to incorporate nature study into your homeschool day.
Preschool Leaf Study – Our Journey Westward
Ideas for autumn scented playdough, measuring leaves, and a simple science leaf experiment
Fall I Spy Nature Cards – Spell Outloud
Play I Spy (the fall/autumn version) with your toddlers as you go on a simple nature walk
Cycles of Nature Journal Pages - Jimmie’s Collage
Use these Nature Journal Pages to record the changes in seasons
Autumn Outdoor Hour Challenges – Handbook of Nature Study
Purchase Barb’s Autumn Ebook for a very reasonable price, or click on the links at the bottom of the page for specific ideas
Easy, Inexpensive Leaf Activities – Carrots are Orange
A collection of 8 easy leaf activities to do with preschool-elementary aged children
Make Your Own Bird Feeders
Homemade Bird Wreaths – HodgePodge
Homemade bird wreaths using a peanut-free recipe
Cheerios Bird Feeder – Under the Table and Dreaming
Use Cheerios in this easy-to-make bird feeder. A great project for little preschool hands!
Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeders - The Moffatt Girls
Easy (but potentially messy!) DIY bird feeder using empty toilet paper rolls
photo credit: This Homemade Bird Wreath photo is used with permission by Tricia Hodges of Hodgepodge
Lauren Hill is the homeschooling mama of 4 little ones, ages 7 to 22 months. In her free time (haha!) she blogs about all things laundry and creates printable pages for the pre-K to 2nd grade crowd. For more Fall Nature Study and homeschool science helps, follow Lauren at Pinterest.