Exploring Nature at Walden Pond – Free Nature Journal

If you read my introduction this month, the book we picked would not surprise you. We went with a book about Walden Pond. The great outdoors is something we really have talked about a lot this last few weeks. We are getting ready for our summer of enjoying the outdoors as much as we can.

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The book we read was If You Spent a Day with Thoreau at Walden Pond (Christy Ottaviano Books). This is a book about learning how Thoreau spent his days and how simple his life was. I like that this books makes you think about what you are doing.

One part to know about this trip is that we really did look at nature in the great outdoors and why it is important for us to get out. I love the outdoors and it was a part of my childhood and I want it for theirs. On this trip we look a look at the animals and the plants that we could see.

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Another part of this trip was watching how different the water is on all side of Walden Pond. We watched how calm the water was on each side of the pond as we hiked around. We noted on the map where the wave on the pond were rough and smooth and what was different about it. We also noted if there was any wind at that time.

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After we finished up our trip we came out and worked on some nature journals. Rose worked on the animals first and then went to everything else. She likes keeping track of all of them that we see.

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What you are going to find in these printables:

  • Cover page
  • Notes on Animals & plants
  • Notes of Geography and Clouds
  • Notes page for additional notes on the trip

Also there are some plan Nature Theme Writing Pages as well!

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Here are some other books about Walden Pond: If You Spent a Day with Thoreau at Walden Pond (Christy Ottaviano Books), Henry Builds a Cabin, The Trouble with Henry: A Tale of Walden Pond and Henry David’s House.

Check out some of these other Great Outdoors books!

Check out everyone else in the Poppins Book Nook that is going to be posting an activity:

Enchanted Homeschooling Mom ~ 3 Dinosaurs ~ To the Moon and Back ~ Planet Smarty Pants ~ Farm Fresh Adventures ~ Growing in God’s Grace ~ Chestnut Grove Academy ~ Learning and Growing the Piwi Way ~ The Usual Mayhem~ Preschool Powol Packets ~ Monsters Ed Homeschool Academy ~ Adventures in Mommydom ~ Teach Beside Me ~ Life with Moore Babies ~ Kathy’s Cluttered Mind ~ Are We There Yet? ~ Our Crafts N Things ~ Hopkins Homeschool ~ ABC Creative Learning ~ Joy Focused Learning ~ P is for Preschooler ~ Laugh and Learn ~ A Mommy’s Adventures ~ Inspiring 2 New Hampshire Children ~ World for Learning ~ Ever After in the Woods ~ Golden Grasses ~ A glimpse of our life ~ Journey to Excellence ~ Happy Little Homemaker ~ Little Homeschool Blessings ~ Raventhreads ~ Tots and Me ~ As We Walk Along The Road ~ Stir the Wonder ~ For This Season ~ Where Imagination Grows ~ Lextin Academy ~ The Canadian Homeschooler ~ School Time Snippets ~ Peakle Pie ~ A Moment in our World ~ Every Bed of Roses ~ Finchnwren ~ At Home Where Life Happens ~ The Library Adventure ~ Embracing Destiny ~ Day by Day in our World ~ Our Homeschool Studio ~ A “Peace” of Mind ~ Thou Shall Not Whine ~ SAHM I am ~ eLeMeNo-P Kids ~ Simple Living Mama

I’m very excited about this months Poppins Book Nook Giveaway! This months we are going a dual set for the Great Outdoors theme.

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Poppins Book NookGreat Outdoors Bundle Giveaway! Every month the Poppins Book Nook group will be offering readers a chance to win a brand new storybook or product that ties in with our theme for the month. This month one lucky entrant will win a copy of the classic storybook Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping as no one brings that certain flair and fun to the great outdoors like Amelia Bedelia. The winner will also win an Uncle Milton Nat Geo Starry Night Lantern so whether you live in the countryside or in the city your child can experience some of the great outdoors while reading your storybook.

Entrants must be 18 years or older and reside in a country that receives U.S. Postal mail. This giveaway is brought to you by the company Enchanted Homeschooling Mom who is owner and founder of the Poppins Book Nook. By entering this giveaway you are also acknowledging that you have read and agree to all of the Rafflecopter terms & conditions as well as Enchanted Homeschooling Mom’s disclosures found here. Just enter the Rafflecopter below to win:

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Don’t forget to link up your The Great Outdoors posts below!

Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com


About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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25 Responses to Exploring Nature at Walden Pond – Free Nature Journal

  1. What wonderful journal pages! I have pinned this post so, I will remember to use it with my son.

  2. Alisha says:

    Wow, we must live super close to you! We are in the metro west area too (we just moved here this year), and it is a treat for me to have all your activity ideas and book recommendations since they are so relevant to the same things we are doing. We love Walden Pond, but the Thoreau book is new to me and I can’t wait to check it out and take the kids back to the pond!

    • Cassie says:

      We might be! I have done several trip reviews in the area!
      http://3dinosaurs.com/wordpress/index.php/tag/trip-review/

      • Alisha says:

        I’ve seen them! It has been great to get a feel for some of the activities in the area and to see how your kids have liked them. We’re going on our own trip the Minute Man Historical Park this week as we’re learning about the 4th of July. How old are your kids, btw? I have felt like some of the books you recommend are a little hard/long for my kids (2 and 4), but some of the printables are a bit too easy for my 4 year old (or maybe I’m accidentally tiger-momming her). Also, we are LDS too.

        • Alisha says:

          Actually, let me amend that. This pregnancy must be affecting my mind, because that was a ridiculous thing to say. A huge number of the worksheets are beyond my four-year-old, particularly in the writing department. She’s pretty spot on with the math and ready to move into addition and subtraction, but she is certainly not writing essays about George Washington!

          • Cassie says:

            I try to give a range of activities for kids. My girls are 4, 6, 8. Some times I create things we want to do later. 🙂

        • Cassie says:

          Be sure to check out the American Revolution Pack to take with when you go.

  3. LeAnn says:

    We love hiking and just being outside.

  4. Momma Jo says:

    OMGsh thank you so much for sharing the Nature Journal, those are going to come in handy when we go on vacation in Summer 🙂

  5. What a great resource, thank you for sharing! Your girls are so lucky to get to go to Walden Pond!

  6. What a great idea, and a lovely trip! I’m pinning the nature journal to print out for the kids for the fall. Thanks for sharing this over at The Thoughtful Spot!

  7. Becky Marie says:

    What a great journal for kids! I really like how intentional they had to be in their observations. I had not heard of this book before but its one that I think we will enjoy. Thanks for helping to host!

  8. Jan Bernard says:

    Fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. stephanie says:

    Fabulous journal! Thanks for sharing at After School!

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  13. Jill says:

    Walden Pond looks like the perfect place to observe and enjoy nature. Thanks for the journals, these are going to come in handy this summer!

    Thank you for helping to bring a spoonful of reading fun to the Poppins Book Nook this month!

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  15. Ashley says:

    I bet it is a great book! You found a beautiful place to explore too!

  16. What a wonderful place to explore the outdoors! I haven’t been to Walden Pond in way too long but your awesome photos make me want to get back there!

  17. What a beautiful experience, and such lovely pictures to capture the memories! Love the free Nature Journal printable as well. 🙂

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