Fun things to do when you go hiking
This week’s What to Read Wednesday is all about hiking. We love to get outside and explore, and though we do more walking than hiking, we love to combine nature study and science with our forays into the wild.
You don’t really even have to go farther than your own backyard to go on a nature hike. When my kids were little, going outside to look for leaves, bugs, or mushrooms was a nice break and got everyone moving and interested. My kids have had their own nature journals since preschool, and they still enjoy recording their observations when we come back inside.
Nature Hiking Resources
- How to make a homemade nature journal
- Make a fall nature journal
- Nature study for teens
- Nature study to go
- Nature journal resources
- Study bags and nature journals
- Nature study in our own backyard
- Nature walk: Brevard, NC
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This Land is Your Land is a wonderful resource that we’ve used in our homeschool classroom to learn more about Earth’s landforms and geological features. As we journey along on a hike across the planet, we discover plains, plateaus, rolling hills, how a stream makes a canyon, and how lava creates an archipelago. The coolest feature of this book is a section after the story that contains lesson plans and reproducible activities, as well as a huge (free) downloadable teacher’s guide on the publisher’s website that has activities covering reading, language arts, science, math, and geography. This book is just one example of how we often take a nature hike outside, and then incorporate what we observed into a full scale homeschool lesson. My kids don’t even realize they are “doing school” sometimes!
Last week’s most popular linked post was:
- Apple Themed Printable from Embark on the Journey
And now for the link up!
This list has our topics for 2015, but you don’t have to stick to that, anything reading and family related is welcome
Our hosts will still share a themed selection each week, but our link up will be for anything literature related and family friendly – always.
If you’d like to join us as a co-host in the new year, please contact Katie.
Katie @ Paradise Praises
Tara @ Embark on the Journey
Jeanae @ Just Jeanae
Dawnita @ Prairie Dust Trail
Beth @ Classes by Beth
Anne @ Learning Table