Hey, it’s time to head outdoors and enjoy God’s creation! What better way to do that than with nature study? After all, nature inspires new interests and nature offers health benefits. But, we don’t want to just pick flowers and rub trees! So, I’ve put together a ten day series to help you get the most out of nature study with your kids. These ideas really emphasize trees, plants, flowers, and mosses so you and your kids can get to know your neighborhood species out of the nearly 400,000 plant species worldwide. Check out the topics we’ll cover over the next ten days!

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More summer fun ideas!

Everyone wants to do more than just nature study in the summer months. We want to keep our kids learning! Here some other ten day series that you might enjoy. From skill builders and reading to summer camp and educational apps, there’s something for every family. And, for a limited time, there’s an awesome giveaway!

Science Activities

Fun Space Activities for Kids by Living Life and Learning

This site has all things space for your young learner. Space books, space worksheets, space crafts–it’s a spacey summer! If your child loves space, rockets, planets, and all things other worldly, check out this ten day series.

All About Oceans: Printables,Lapbooks, Units, & Notebooking by Homeschool Helper Online

This series is all about the ocean. But, it doesn’t just cover sea creatures or the ocean in general. It also covers submarines, swimming, Jonah and the Whale, and so much more. It includes ten unit studies and lapbooks for a variety of elementary ages. Spend the summer in the water!

Ten Summer-Themed Unit Studies by The WOLFe Pack

This ten day series also includes some units on sea creatures, but it goes a bit broader. Other days offer units on different insects, types of weather, Summer Olympics, and more. These units follow a structured approach with suggested reading and hands-on activities for elementary kids.

Preschool Dinosaur Summer Camp (or Unit Study) by Preschool Powol Packets

What kid hasn’t fallen in love with dinosaurs at some point? Check out this fun summer camp style experience for preschoolers that centers on all things dinosaurs.

Top Educational Apps for a Techie Homeschool Summer by Techie Homeschool Mom

Who couldn’t use lists of mom-approved, educational apps for every subject? This series offers a new list each day, just in time for long car rides and easy, fun, independent practice to prevent summer slide.

Summer Homestead Activities for Your Homeschool by An Off Grid Life

Preschool and Primary Activities

Summer Skill Builders by Schooling With Grace 

Each day of this series, a new skill-building game is released. These games help kids with math, reading, writing, spelling, etc. so kids don’t forget! Maybe they’ll even end up a bit ahead when you start up again in the fall.

Fun Summer Worksheets for Homeschooling Preschoolers by Homeschooling 4 Him

Grab some fun activities for little hands when you’re trying to make dinner or get a little quiet time. This series offers lacing, tracing, dot-to-dot and similar activities for preschoolers.

Beach Themed Summer Preschool Printables by The Life of a Navy Nuke Wife

Grab these themed preschool activities that help them practice shapes, letters, matching, and more. These can help prepare your child for kindergarten learning, give you a little break, or keep them occupied on long car rides.

Other Summertime Fun Goodies

These four sites have some other types of offerings that couldn’t be easily categorized. Either they offered a variety of different subject area learning or they offered possibilities that weren’t educational at all but just plain fun. Check them out!

Educational Summer Bucket List Activities by Whole Child Homeschool

Books with activities by Organized Homeschooler.com

Summer Term Learning by Simple.Home.Blessings.

10 Summer Boredom Busters by Living and Writing with Whimsy and Purpose