Spring Creation Challenges: Outdoor Hour Nature Close To Home

This post will include two Spring Challenges by Barb @ Handbook Nature Study Blog plus an update on our Dogwood tree that we are doing a 4 season tree study on. Wednesday we took advantage of the BEAUTUFUL day and we enjoyed doing the  Spring Weather Creation Study, we also filled out the weather notebook…

Outdoor Hour: Nature Close To Home: Creation Walk and One Small Square Challenge

This picture is actually from the 1st One small square challenge Barb presented http://handbookofnaturestudy.blogspot.com/2008/04/green-hour-challenge-9-one-small-square.html . This time as we embarked on a morning Creation Walk  we also planned to participate in the new One Small Square Challenge that was presented this month from Barb. As soon as the boys woke up this morning (actually I had to finally wake…

Outdoor Hour-Nature Close To Home #24: Crickets Challenge

Check out this BOOK above, we did and we enjoyed it. It has great pictures! Below are pictures from our Afternoon and Night Time Cricket Hunt. Here we are starting out on our afternoon Cricket Hunt this was after we read the above book. Here my youngest is pointing out one of the biggest Spider…

Update: Outdoor Hour-Nature Close to Home–Challenge #17

Tonight when I was cleaning out the chicken coop my oldest found a new flower that we didn’t recall seeing before. We brought inside, I looked it up and found out it was a Red Clover Flower. They bloom Mar.-September. We put some leaves in the boys Nature scrap book and we pressed two flowers…

Outdoor Hour Nature Close to Home: Winter Wednesdays-Tree Silhouettes

Trees Tall ones, short ones, fat ones, skinny ones. Trees dark ones, light ones, live ones, dead ones. Trees young ones, old ones, full ones, empty ones. Trees winter ones, spring ones, summer ones, autumn ones Trees I just love God’s Trees!! The other day we took off to enjoy the beautiful weather we have…

Outdoor Hour Nature Close to Home: SNOW

We have had a snow & Ice filled week and that is NOT normal where we live. So this was the perfect time to do the Winter Wednesday  week 2 SNOW nature challenge!! Shadows on Snow/ice Tracks in Snow/ ice Experiments and Art with Snow/ ice: How much water do you have after a whole…

Outdoor Hour Nature Close to Home-Pine Tree

Below is our Pine Tree study inspired by the Outdoor Hour Nature lose to Home Winter- Pine Tree Challenge . We have completed a Nature challenge before on Pine trees  once while we were camping and had a great time doing it. Here is the LINK to the post where I shared the results of that challenge but we…

Outdoor Hour Nature Close to Home-Winter Weather: Let it Snow, Let it Snow

This week we have worked on a Unit Study on the Winter Olympics. Learning about snow has been included in the study. Yesterday we were going to make paper snowflakes but something happened to change out plans. It snowed and where we live that is not a normal occurence!! So we didn’t have to make paper flakes we got to see real…

Outdoor Hour: Nature Close To Home-1 year/4 season Tree Study

About 11:00am a couple of mornings ago we headed out  on this week’s nature adventure out in God’s Amazing Creation. We were once again participating in Barb’s Outdoor Hour: Nature Close To Home-Winter Tree Study . We made it down to our little lake and I pointed to what I believed to be a Dogwood and I said…

Outdoor-Hour nature Close to Home: Crop Plants- Clover

1. My oldest Creation Journal 2. My Clover Journal page 1. My oldest with the knife and clover with roots 2. My oldest looking at a clover “Close Up” 1.White Flower Clover 2. Red Flower Clover 1.Patch of White Flower Clovers 2. White Flower Clover Close Up ******************************** I just wanted to share with you…

More Outdoor Hour–Nature Close To Home: Mammals and Weather

Below are a few more pics from this week’s Nature Study. You can see the original post HERE! Don’t forget to check out the HNS Blog to see these Nature Study challenges and all the resources that goes along with them!! At the end of our walk we ended up at a creek that’s runs…

Outdoor Hour Nature Close To Home: Mammals and Weather

We started our study this week on my laptop enjoying the wonderful resources that the HNS Blog provides for each weeks nature challenges. The boys really enjoy the links to video’s of the different animals!! In the above picture we were watching a video about skunks. We went out for a walk this afternoon. It…

Outdoor Hour: nature Close To Home-Mammals: Beavers and Rats

Isn’t the Beaver so cute!!!! The first pic is from Wikipedia and the second picture is of Paddy the Beaver from the Burgess Animal Book for Children. The boys have really been enjoying hearing me read to them from this book. This week’s Outdoor Hour: Nature Close to Home Challenge: Mammals- Rat and Beavers and…