If you’re ready to try nature study this Summer, you’re going to love these new printables. This Summer Nature Journaling for Kids printable will help you explore the great outdoors with your preschoolers this year. Plus, it’s a great way to introduce nature journaling.
This Summer Nature Journaling for Kids printable will help get your little learners excited about spending time outdoors and learning about nature together.
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First, I begin by asking kids to collect “treasures” outdoors. Next, we bring them all to the table and share what everyone has found.
Kids can use these printable nature journaling pages for nature study and learning by recording their treasures and things they noticed outdoors. Keep reading for even more great Summer nature study ideas.
Summer Nature Study Ideas
There’s a lot your kids can learn from nature study and Summer is the perfect season to begin exploring nature with your preschool and kindergarten learners. Hiking or exploring local parks is a great way to begin your Summer nature study time.
Even spending time in your own backyard can be an excellent way to begin exploring nature with young children.
You can use these printable Summer nature journaling pages to encourage your kids to notice and appreciate the world around them. Plus, it’s a great way to encourage curiosity, an important concept for future scientists.
Want more ways to extend the learning even after you’ve complete these nature journals? Check out these fun Summer ideas with your little explorers:
- Cherry Tree Summer Process Art: This fun process art experiment is a wonderful way to explore the season with little learners while learning about cherry trees this summer.
- Nature Counting Worksheets: Practice counting skills and early numeracy with your kindergartners using these Summer counting worksheets.
- Summer Sequencing Worksheets: These Summer sequencing printables are part of a sequencing worksheet package that covers all four seasons. You can use these printables to teach your little learners the natural order of things in a fun way this Summer.
Summer Nature Journals
Nature journaling is a great way to learn about and explore the local plants and animals. You can use these printable nature journaling pages to create a simple handmade book with your little learners this Summer.
Encourage children who are not yet writing to make drawings of all the things they see. You can even add a three-dimensional element! Have kids tape or staple small “treasures” your kids find in nature to these nature journaling pages.
Older children can write descriptions or copy facts about the things they find in the provided spaces in their nature journal.
Nature study pages can be simple with pencil drawings or elaborate. If your kids get really interested in something they find, don’t be afraid to deep dive and really learn about the subject. That’s how we spent a whole week learning about mushrooms once!
How do you plan to use these printable Summer nature journaling pages with your kids? Share your ideas in the comment section. I can’t wait to read about your Summer learning journey! Then, check out my nature journaling pages for Spring, Winter, and Fall too:
- Spring Nature Journaling for Kids
- Summer Nature Journaling for Kids
- Fall Nature Journaling for Kids
- Winter Nature Journaling for Kids
Summer 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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