The Most Important Element of Time in Nature is Free Play - Then Allow Children Free Space to Study On Their Own What They Find Interesting (Nature is Not a Time for Lessons)
Nature is More Vital to a Child's Academic, Emotional, Spiritual and Physical Health than Schooltime
We Must Make Nature Time a Priority to Equip Our Children With Strength in This Chaotic World
We Must Decide to Engage With Nature Ourselves to Give Our Children an Affinity Towards Nature
Your Planner Encourages Weekly Nature Study, Providing a Place to Ensure Nature is On the Schedule
Once a Month or So, Explore a Curated Trail Nearby. Create a Poster to Add Your Hikes
Get Familiar with Local Fauna and Flora With Field Guides or Apps that Help you Identify Plants and Animals
Make the Rewards of Identification Even More Enjoyable with Games and Creative Activties that Build a Child's Store of Knowledge
Have Your Nature Tote Always Packed and Ready to Go. Keep Extras of Some Items So They Are Always In the Bag
Learning About Nature Should Be Done Indoors During School Hours - Not Out on the Trail. Choose My Apologia Science Books or Other Living Science that Brings Learning to Life
Every Child Should Have a Hard Cover, High Quality Nature Journal and Be Encouraged to Make a Record of His Discoveries Several Times a Month
A Child's Nature Journal is His Own Special Record of His Observations. There are an Infinite Number of Ways to Go About Nature Journaling.
Below are links to my Pinterest Boards that have ideas for each topic. Not all are outdoors or nature crafts, but many are. These will give you some ideas for making nature time even more memorable and enjoyable for your children. I will be adding to these boards as the year progresses. Be sure to check back and feel free to add your own ideas to my Pinterest board!