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Outdoor Hour Challenge – Winter World of Colors

Outdoor Hour Challenge

World of Winter and Winter Colors– January 2018

From the Archives and the Winter Wednesday ebook


Use the ideas and suggestions in the challenge linked above to make some winter color observations with your children. If you have access to the Winter Wednesday ebook, you’ll have a notebook page to complete after your outdoor time.

Additional Ideas from the ebook:

  • If you have snow, bring a few cupfuls inside and let it melt. Use the water to watercolor a winter scene for your nature journal.
  • For older children, think of some similes to write in your nature journal that relate to winter. For instance: The snow was like crystals in the sunshine. Here is a pdf to get you started: Snow Similes.


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Join us for the Winter Wednesday series of challenges here every FRIDAY. You can find them under the winter tab on the blog or if you have an Ultimate Naturalist Library membership, you can find the ebook there for downloading.



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Outdoor Hour Challenge – Wildflower Colors

Outdoor Hour Challenge Wildflower Pick a Color @handbookofnaturestudy

Outdoor Hour Challenge
Wildflower Color Hunt

This week we are going to go on a wildflower color hunt! Use the printable from the May newsletter as a check list as you go on your nature outing with your family. Cross off each color of flower as you find it and take a photo of your favorites for your nature journal.

Wildflower and Weed Color Hunt Printable May 2016 Newsletter
Print your copy from the May 2016 Newsletter or from the member’s archives.

The printable Wildflower Color Hunt is available during the month of May 2016 in the free newsletter. If you don’t already subscribe to the Handbook of Nature Study, you can do so during the month of May and receive the newsletter download link in your subscription thank you email. All newsletters are available as part of every level of membership here on the Handbook of Nature Study. See the Join Us page for more information on how you can gain access to the Ultimate Naturalist Library of ebooks, newsletters, and exclusive printables.

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