I love this time of year for many reasons. But my favorite thing about autumn has to be all of the changes occurring outdoors! Cooler temperatures, colorful leaves, the smell of burning wood. I absolutely love it.
It’s also a great time of year for nature study. Why do leaves change color? What are animals beginning to do to prepare for winter? And don’t forget all of the kitchen chemistry and math with apples, pumpkins, and corn-on-the-cob!
This week, the Crew will be sharing about Exploring the Great Outdoors. I can’t promise they’ll all be exploring the autumn season, but I’m guessing there will be much to see and learn anyway!
Kayla @ The Arrowood Zoo — Nature, Talks, & Walks
The free feeling they get from not worrying about making a mess is a nice thought to me and them! They get to use their creativeness and they can be great explorers or bug detectives. You name it – they have been it. They love to gang up and build things out in the yard as well. I will not tell them no, even the time they built a tee-pee under the apple tree. It wasn’t going to hurt them, so I just let them work away at building something. It’s good for them.
Lexi @ Lextin Academy — Nature Stays Outside
At our house, we have a rule. Nature stays outside! This rule was instituted when my children brought a lizard inside last year. That will never happen again!
Kym @ Homeschool Coffee Break — Would You Care to Step Outside?
Even though we’re not doing outdoor school or wilderness camping every week, we love the freedom we have to step outside any time we want to during our school day, or to adjust our school hours and days to include the things we want to experience outside.
Wendy @ Life at Rossmont — Spend Time Outdoors
Nature and revelation alike testify of God’s love…Look at the wonderful and beautiful things of nature.
Brittney @ Mom’s Heart — Nature Study: Bringing the Outdoors In
One of the hardest things for me to incorporate into our homeschool has been nature study, so I’m learning that starting simple is perfectly acceptable.
Angela @ The Wellspring of Life — Alligator Adventure
Combine the great outdoors with animals, and the kids have found their utopia! For this reason, it was no shock that Alligator Adventure, one of the attractions on our recent vacation, was a hit!
Laura @ Day by Day in Our World — Finding Opportunities to Explore the Outdoors
If there is one thing about living in Alaska, there is no way you can NOT easily get outdoors and explore God’s creation. It is all around you, even in Anchorage!
Marcy @ Ben and Me — Nature Study with an Autumn Scavenger Hunt
Here’s a free printable for your scavenger hunt and tree and leaf rubbings. I hope you and your little explorers enjoy it!
I hope you were inspired to get out into nature this week!