Little Leafers Nature Study

Little Leafers Printable Nature Study Class Suzy Homeschooler

Little Leafers Nature Study is a year-round class, divided by season, created by Suzy Homeschooler.

You could be a parent with just one or two informal pupils, or you could be a co-op instructor with two dozen children under-foot. Either way, this is a flexible course that you can bend to fit your unique needs.

While Little Leafers is designed in such a manner that you can easily print it out and use it as is, I encourage you to consider supplementing with a few hands-on activities. Ideas for supplemental activities will be included in each weeks’ teacher’s guide.  If you find that an activity is not a good fit for your class then simply exclude it or swap it out for an activity you’ve found elsewhere that is a better fit for your unique class. When I teach Little Leafers I like to have a basket full of library books, a sensory bin, and a craft- each corresponding with the weekly theme. Completely unnecessary, but still a fun addition to the outdoor classroom.

For your convenience, feel free to download an Editable Parent Contact and Consent Form for Little Leafers (click here) Simply download, replace the red text with applicable location, dates, etc.. and print one copy per family in your class.

 

Little Leafers Nature Study Summer Session

The Little Leafers Nature Study Class Summer Session is 13 weeks long. Each week has printable student packs with nature journal prompts, illustrated nature guides, fun facts, and vocabulary words. Each week also has printable teacher guides with subject related tips, lectures, discussion prompts, Montessori-inspired tray work, and a suggested craft.
The summer course weekly themes are:
1 – Wildlife Identification and Safety
2 – Insects and Arachnids
3 – Sky
4 – Seeds
5 – Worms
6 – Squirrels
7 – Weather
8 – Flowers
9 – Human Impact on Nature
10 – Butterflies
11 – Tree Identification
12 – Ladybugs
13 – Turtles and Tortoises

 

Little Leafers Nature Study Autumn Session

The Little Leafers Nature Study Class Autumn Session is 6 weeks long. Each week has printable student packs with nature journal prompts, illustrated nature guides, fun facts, and vocabulary words. Each week also has printable teacher’s guides with subject related tips, lectures, discussion prompts, Montessori-inspired tray work, and a suggested craft.
The autumn course weekly themes are:
1 – Cats
2 – Snakes
3 – Rats
4 – Spiders
5 – Bats
6 – Pumpkins

 

Little Leafers Nature Study Winter Session

The Little Leafers Nature Study Class Winter Session is 6 weeks long. Each week has printable student packs with nature journal prompts, illustrated nature guides, fun facts, and vocabulary words. Each week also has printable teacher’s guides with subject related tips, lectures, discussion prompts, Montessori-inspired tray work, and a suggested craft.
The winter course weekly themes are:
1 – Evergreens
2 – Migration vs Hibernation
3 – Snow
4 – Owls
5 – Arctic Fox
6 – Deer

 

Little Leafers Nature Study Spring Session

The Little Leafers Nature Study Class Spring Session is 6 weeks long. Each week has printable student packs with nature journal prompts, illustrated nature guides, fun facts, and vocabulary words. Each week also has printable teacher’s guides with subject related tips, lectures, discussion prompts, Montessori-inspired tray work, and a suggested craft.
The spring course weekly themes are:
1 – Rabbits
2 – Bees
3 – Birds
4 – Dandelions
5 – Chickens
6 – Frogs and Toads

3 Comments to Little Leafers Nature Study

  1. Super awesome! Thank you so much for linking up with The Natural Homeschool! 🙂

  2. Danielle GK. says:

    My daughter has taken two Little Leafers courses & has really enjoyed them. The opportunity to learn in a natural, free play environment has been a breath of fresh air for her. She particularly enjoyed the classes on pumpkins, the artic fox and owl pellets.

    Thank you for all you do Suzy Homeschooler!

    ☆Danielle☆

  3. Amanda says:

    Our 7 year old thoroughly enjoyed the winter nature study class! Plenty of activities to keep him busy and engaged and the crafts/projects were great! He’s very advanced for his age but was never bored and looked forward to class.
    Thank you for leading this!

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