Discovering Nature in the Garden

Discovering nature can happen just about anywhere and is a fun, educational activity for all ages. The theme for June in the Nature Book Club is Nature Hike & Discovery. This month we are joining in while discovering nature in the garden.discovering nature

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Our bookshelf is full of some wonderful books about gardening for kids. Our favorite book so far is Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner. It is an excellent book choice for the “discovery” theme in the Nature Book Club this month as it tells about all of the “nature” that lives in a garden. It’s not just vegetables you know!


We have been busy pulling weeds, digging in the dirt, planting fruits and vegetables, and discovering all of what nature has to offer in our garden. To add a little more hands-on learning fun to our nature discoveries in the garden, I created this scavenger hunt for times when we aren’t pulling weeds and tending to the fruits & vegetables.

discovering nature in the garden

Scavenger hunts are a great hands-on activity to encourage young gardeners to explore and use their observation skills in the garden. With simple visuals and checkboxes, even non-readers can enjoy this fun, educational activity.

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Our summer homeschooling is going to be full of new learning adventures while we are discovering nature in our garden.

Summer Homeschooling in the Garden


Nature Book Club Co-hosts

5 Senses at Sunset Walk from Barbara at Handbook of Nature Study
Discovering Nature in the Garden Scavenger Hunt from Jenny at Faith & Good Works
Nature Walk Alphabet Hunt from Emily at Table Life Blog
Guided Tide Pool Hike from Eva at Eva Varga
Foraging & Feasting Unit Study & Lapbook from Tina at Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus
Fairy Gardens and Online Book Club from Dachelle at Hide The Chocolate
Decoupage Art with Nature Walk Findings from Katrina at Rule This Roost
Summer Nature Hike from Thaleia from Something 2 Offer
Leaf Shape Hunt from Karyn at Teach Beside Me
Easy Peasy Beginner Nature Journal Ideas for Kids from Cassidy at Freshly Planted


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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Best Garden Pros

    Loved this atricle. Especially the point about discovering nature in the garden
    Sharing this on facebook and pinterest

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