Welcome to Day 5 of my series, Life Learning Through Christmas, as part of iHN’s 5 Days of Christmas hop. Today is all about exploring science and nature to keep the exploration going even in the busy Christmastime season.
Living in the south makes both winter and summer somewhat uncomfortable for nature study, but spring and fall are pathetically short. So this year I’m making an effort to get out even when it’s a little cold.
Here are some ideas I’ve collected to help you continue your science and nature study through the holidays and into the new year.
Holiday Science Activities
- Crystal candy cane ornaments from Little Bins for Little Hands.
- My little ones would love these Santa melting hands also from Little Bins for Little Hands.
- How about making homemade window clings from Kitchen Pantry Scientist.
- Learn what makes pine cones open with Lemon Lime Adventures.
- Not sure it gets cold enough here, but we would love to freeze bubbles.
- You can also learn all about reindeer.
Winter Science Books
We love picture books and science and nature picture books are among our favorites.It’s so easy to find ones specifically for the colder months that the kids will enjoy.
- Real Life at Home has a Let it Snow unit study.
- The Frugal Homeschool Mom has a snow and snowflake unit study.
- There is also this Winter Season Unit at Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus.
Winter Science Activities
Expand your studies even more with these winter science and nature study ideas.
- Creekside Learning has all about birds in winter.
- Winter Nature Study ideas from Simply Charlotte Mason.
- Learn about snowflake science at The Homeschool Scientist.
- Layers of Learning has all about the science of sledding.
- How to identify trees in winter.
Science Stocking Stuffers
You could also add some science stocking stuffers to your Christmas list or if you’re like me, just have these on hand for quick, impromptu science exploration.
Have a Merry Christmas!
I hope you’ve enjoyed these five days of life learning through Christmas. The holidays are the perfect time to embark on some rabbit trails and see how doing begets learning.
Putting this all together has given me some ideas for this December and I can’t wait to get started.