I’m so excited to share this new Spring Nature Journaling for Kids printable with you! Exploring nature with preschoolers encourages them to be curious, make observations, and learn more about the natural world.
Plus, Spring is the perfect season to get outdoors and explore all the new growth with your kids. This printable Spring Nature Journaling for Kids page will help get you started on the right foot by encouraging kids to notice the world around them this season.
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You can use this printable nature study page in so many fun ways! Draw and write about all the things you see outside this Spring.
Keep reading for more Spring nature study ideas you can use at home and in the classroom this year.
Spring Nature Study Ideas
There are lots of awesome ways to incorporate nature study in your lessons this Spring! Kids can learn so much about life cycles, plants, and weather during this season. You can begin by spending some time outdoors exploring.
Notice the bird’s nests, flower buds, and new leaves on the trees. Encourage your little learners to record everything they see with these Spring nature journaling printables. Then, try some of these activities to extend the learning with your little explorers:
- Rainy Windows Spring Process Art: April showers bring May flowers, or so they say. One thing is sure, it rains a lot in Spring. You can explore this rainy season even when it’s too wet to go out with this fun process art project that’s perfect for little learners.
- Frog Life Cycle Worksheets: Spring is the perfect time to begin talking about life cycles with your little learners. As everything starts to grow and a new circle of life starts, use these life cycle worksheets to help your kids understand the natural world just a little bit better.
- 10+ Spring Preschool Themes: Learn more about the season with your preschoolers and these exciting Spring learning themes with lots of fun activities and printables.
Tips for Exploring Nature this Spring
Spending time in nature has benefits for everyone! Spring is a time filled with curiosity and wonder, so it’s the perfect time for little explorers to get outdoors.
Plus, it’s a fantastic way to learn about the natural world. Check out these tips and tricks for exploring nature with kids this Spring:
Dress for the Weather
Spring can certainly be unpredictable! Some days it’s cool and wet, other days it’s bright and warm. Before exploring nature with these printable nature journaling pages, be sure to check the weather.
Dress kids in layers they can peel off as it gets warmer later in the day. Also, Spring is the perfect season for investing in a good pair of rain boots.
Sinking in the mud and walking with wet feet can ruin your nature study quickly, so get boots and get ready to explore this Spring.
There’s no set age to begin nature study. Charlotte Mason believed in starting nature study before formal education.
To introduce the great outdoors to your little learners, start small. Begin by exploring your own backyard, playing with natural elements, and reading great books.
When you’re ready to venture beyond your backyard, choose a place with easy terrain not far from home. Gradually work your way up to bigger and longer excursions.
Before you know it, you’ll have brave little explorers with pages and pages of nature journals and tons of great memories too! How will you introduce nature study to your little explorers? Do you already have a nature study routine?
Share your tips and tricks for getting outdoors this Spring in the comment section. Then, check out the other nature journaling pages I’ve created for every season:
- Spring Nature Journaling for Kids
- Summer Nature Journaling for Kids
- Fall Nature Journaling for Kids
- Winter Nature Journaling for Kids
Spring Nature Journaling for Kids
Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids.
I hope you enjoy using these nature journaling for kids printables with your little kids as much as I enjoyed creating them with mine.
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