Since December’s Nature Book Club theme is Evergreens I thought learning about pinecones would be fun. We do not have a specific book about pinecones but can use our Trees of North America Book or our digital version of the Handbook of Nature Study to help guide our pinecone exploration.
We took quite a few walks around the neighborhood in October and November looking for nature near home. We found out that our neighborhood has a few different types of Evergreen trees which means pinecones to investigate and explore.
First we kept an eye out for pinecones when we went on our nature walks. Lil’ Red loved finding pinecones and collecting them to bring them home to explore further.
Once we had a nice collection it was time to investigate these nature treasures. The pinecones were placed on a tray at the kitchen table along with a magnifying glass. After the boys looked at them they decided to line them up from smallest to largest.
Next I suggested that we weigh each pinecone to see which one was the heaviest. We own two scales one kitchen scale and one pocket sized scale that I call our math scale. I bought both off of Amazon and love being able to use them when needed.
Then the boys measured them to see how big each pinecone was.
Welcome to Nature Book Club Monthly Link Up No.12
January’s theme for #NatureBookClub is Winter Wildlife!
Be sure to check out the other Co-hosts as they share Evergreen and Pinecone themed crafts and projects!
2019 Themes and Book Ideas from Emily at Table Life Blog
Best of Nature Book Club 2018 from Jenny at Faith and Good Works
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Nature Book Club themes for 2019
I love planning ahead especially for nature study since many topics are limited to certain seasons,weather or location. I try to find various nature programs to attend with my children within an hour of our house that are free or budget friendly. I will be sure to take plenty of pictures to share with you in 2019.