Studying nature with your kids is one of Charlotte Mason's biggest lessons. Being outdoors, learning together, watching the beauty of the earth--these are things we all want in our homeschool. Lets get out into nature during the hardest months to do so--winter--and learn all the amazing things there are to learn from the quiet and calm happening around us.
Nature Kids Course: Winter Edition
What this course covers:
- Birds in the winter
- Winter weather
- Snow and ice
- Animal Hibernation
- Maple Sugaring
- Nature poetry
- Art projects from nature
- Tips on nature journaling
- Making a photography book of your own nature photos
- How to study nature when you can't go outdoors
- Creating a winter nature table
Studying nature is one of my favorite things to do with my kids in our homeschool. We love to watch the birds on our feeders outside and the leaves changing colors out our windows. But as the temperatures drop it becomes harder and harder to become inspired in our nature study. But there are so many amazing things happening in nature during the wintertime.
- Animals scurrying around looking for food or burying deep below the surface of the ground to sleep the winter away.
- Birds adapting to the colder months, showing their vivid colors against the stark, white background.
- Snowflakes falling with their intricate designs.
- The trees resting for the winter, getting ready to share their goods when the weather warms again.
No matter where you live, winter visits in one way or another. In this course, you'll receive one lesson per week on
- Winter Birds
- Weather during wintertime
- Trees in Winter
- Animal Hibernation and Winter Survival
- Maple Sugaring
In each lesson, we'll cover different aspects of each topic, a project or creative art, books to read, poems to recite and copy, and nature journal prompts. We'll create our own nature journal where we'll log our nature walks, draw pictures, and record our findings. We'll also copy beautiful poems into our nature journals.
We'll also create things with our hands from things found in nature. Each nature walk will take on new meaning when we starting seeing nature in a more artful way. While on nature walks, we'll talk about taking photos of what we find in nature and what we can do with our photos later.
This course is for
- homeschool families that love nature
- homeschool families that want to love nature more
- those that love creating and projects
- children ages Kindergarten-6th grade (approximately)
Course Begins: January 23rd and runs for 5 weeks with one new lesson each week
Ages: approx. 5-12
In each lesson you'll receive a lesson plan with nature walk information, book recommendations, project ideas, and more. Course also includes several helpful bonus project videos.
About the Course Creator
Hi! I'm Alicia Hutchinson, creator of Nature Kids Winter Course and Learning Well Community. I love to create content and courses for homeschooling families because I am so very passionate about homeschooling and teaching others about it! I have four kids who we have been schooling at home since 2008.
I created this site, Learning Well Community, not because homeschooling is all flowers and unicorns and everyone should do it, but because I know how hard it is! Juggling all the things: each kid and their own needs, state requirements, home needs, having a job, being a wife, making meals--this is hard stuff, ladies! I get it and I know what it's like and I also don't want you to give up. It might be hard, but it's also SO amazing too. Let's stick with it! Let's stick together!
I hope you'll visit over at my blog where we share lots of curriculum reviews, organizing ideas and more!
Bonus Guest Nature Enthusiast
Leah Boden is an enthusiastic practitioner and champion of the Charlotte Mason method of home education; she's been implementing her methods in their home for the past 8 years.
Leah is the author of ‘Moments On Mothering: reflective inspiration from one mother to another’ and you can find her work on LeahBoden.com as well as on Modern Miss Mason on Facebook where she runs a vibrant Charlotte Mason community.