NEW! Seashells Coloring Page Freebie (plus more free printables)

It's freebie time! I just added this little pack of coloring pages ~ including this brand new Seashells Coloring Page ~ to my shop for free!  Our favorite way to use these is to print them on cardstock or watercolor paper and use them as watercolor templates. They're also fun to tuck away for road trips…

Studying Sedimentary Rocks ~ A Complete Lesson Plan

If there's one thing my kids never get tired of learning about - it's rocks. We had so much fun studying sedimentary rocks last week! I love how much joy can come from such a simple element of nature. Here's a rundown of our lesson on sedimentary rocks and the books and resources we used:…

Calling All Rock Lovers – The Rocks + Minerals Journal is Here!

I don't know about you, but if there's one thing on our nature shelves that crowds out everything else - it's rocks. Years of visiting rock shops in small mountain towns, collecting small pebbles from the stream, and receiving various rock kits in the mail has resulted in quite the collection. And so of course…

Studying the Night Sky with Kids – Our Favorite Crafts + Book List

One of my favorite things about winter is how bright and clear the stars shine. Orion is easy to spot, guarding the night sky and pointing the way to the the winter constellations. Thankfully, my boys also share a love of astronomy, which means we've spent plenty of time on this subject over the past…

Hibernation Unit Study and Winter Playdough Recipe

Image courtesy of @jojomontessori This is the time of year when we switch to what I like to call "cozy-schooling" ~ cozy crafts, recipes, lots of books, and of course candles and tea. One of our favorite things to learn about this time of year is hibernation. Where we live, we see a big change…

Fungi Nature Study – and a FREE Coloring Page!

It’s that time of year, when the temperature cools down and the rain picks up ~ the perfect time to hunt for mushrooms! Fungi are so unique and mysterious, they're one of my favorite things to study alongside with the kids. Here are some of the resources we'll be using over the next couple of…

Water Birds and Shore Birds – and a FREE Printable!

This week the kids and I are heading to a local wetland habitat to look for majestic water birds, some of the most amazing pond creatures, in my opinion. Want to study with us? Feel free to add this water birds coloring page to your week - download it for free! DOWNLOAD THE FREEBIE! We…

Flower Pounding Craft + Wildflower Nature Study

It's wildflower season here in Colorado - my favorite time of year to hike in the mountains surrounded by color! Last week we went up to one of our favorite spots and collected the most gorgeous bouquet, including some of my favorites: chiming bells, larkspur, Indian paintbrush, lilies and geraniums. I've already pressed these beauties…

Amazing Moths and Night Creatures – and FREE Printables!

It’s National Moth Week! Did you know that moths outnumber butterflies 9 to 1? There are so many beautiful and amazing species and they’re important nocturnal pollinators. Over the next couple of weeks the kids and I are going to be looking at the summer night sky and all of the creatures that come with…

Summer Trees: Nature Study Lesson Plan

We study trees all throughout the year - partly because my husband is a forester and trees are a big part of our lives (they're like family!), but also because there's just SO much to learn about! So here, I present to you, our favorite resources for learning about trees. Tree Nature Study Resources This…