A Spring Nature Walk

Spring has officially arrived and we have been spending a lot of time outdoors. We’ve been playing in our backyard, eating on the lawn, and planting our gardens. We’ve also made a few visits to our local conservation area which has 6 kms of trails to explore wetlands, woods and wildlife. On our first visit we found a cracked, hallowed egg and a snake! On our most recent visit we had the opportunity to observe butterflies, birds and several spring blossoms including our beautiful provincial flower, the trillium.

Spring Nature Walk - robin's eggA Spring Nature WalkWe are planning a nature hike with our homeschooling friends this week, complete with a nature scavenger hunt to help the kiddos remember to keep their eyes open and observe their surroundings.

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If you would like to use the scavenger hunt I put together, just click here and save yourself a copy. Then go ahead and plan a hunt with your kiddos or organize a group with other homeschoolers! Enjoy the great outdoors!

 

 

 

 

Nature Scavenger Hunt & Paper Bag Nature Journal

 

I also made these cute paper bag nature journals for the kids. I used a free printable from Spell Out Loud for the cover and inside pages. The paper bag journal also has little pockets for saving treasures from your walk, perfect for preschoolers!Paper bag nature journals

 

 

 

I can’t wait to see how everyone likes them! And of course, to be out in nature with such a cute group of nature enthusiasts!

What is your favourite place to go to be out in nature with your children?

 

Do you want to see some more spring posts? Check out the link up hosted at Teach Beside Me for more spring themed ideas, resources and fun!

Blogging Homeschoolers Spring Link Up

 

12 Comments

  1. sherry May 21, 2015 at 7:32 am

    I always get so excited when I find a robin’s egg! Do you keep a nature jar? We did for years when Emme was younger. Even though she’s in highschool now – i think i might start another one! (We lost ours in a move)

    Sherry
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    1. Learning Mama May 21, 2015 at 9:06 am

      No we don’t keep a jar, what a great idea though! Little sister wanted to take the egg home but we didn’t let her. Big sister was appalled by the very idea of doing so as the conservation area has a “take only pictures, leave only footprints” sign at the entrance. She’s a big rule follower and didn’t even want her sister to take any dead leaves or sticks home!

      1. Nelleke from P.E.I. May 22, 2015 at 1:42 pm

        Lovely pictures! We had our first dandelion and violets this week. Can’t wait to see more wildflowers. 🙂
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        1. Learning Mama May 22, 2015 at 3:53 pm

          First dandelion?! LOL! We have SO MANY!!!!
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  2. Erin May 23, 2015 at 7:11 am

    We loves nature hikes! I never thought to do a scavenger hunt! Great Idea 🙂
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    1. Learning Mama May 23, 2015 at 7:17 am

      We went yesterday and the kids really enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Simply Rachel May 26, 2015 at 7:26 am

    Love the beautiful images you took! I also love the little nature journals! I actually posted about those not long ago! =) The scavenger hunt goes along perfectly with it!
    Thanks for linking up to ‘Favorite Things Friday’ with Hip Homeschooling and Simply Rachel!
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    1. Learning Mama May 26, 2015 at 9:50 am

      Hi Rachel! It was your post linked up on Favorite Things Friday that led me to the printables at Spell Out Loud! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

      1. Simply Rachel May 27, 2015 at 10:57 am

        Ha! That’s awesome!! =)
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  4. Rebecca from Hip Homeschooling May 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    I love this scavenger hunt! So cool! Simple fun that the kids can do outside is a big plus in my book! That robins egg makes me want to paint something that color, it’s one of my favorite colors in the world, so pretty! Thanks so much for linking up at Favorite things Friday with Simply Rachel and Hip Homeschooling!
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  5. Heather March 10, 2016 at 11:25 am

    I can hardly wait to get outside…while we had a few lovely days, now it is back to chilly rain. Only a few more weeks and we will be outside everyday. Thanks for the hunt!

    1. Learning Mama March 10, 2016 at 1:59 pm

      You’re welcome! We still have some snow, but the weather is looking promising and I’m starting to get excited 🙂

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