Nature’s Textiles Unit – Curious Trails Nature Study


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Throughout each CURIOUS TRAILS NATURE STUDY you’ll find open-and-go topic study guides and lots of hands-on-activities ranging from S.T.E.M. projects, art invitations, nature journaling, cooking together, and more! This family-style unit is divided into 4 weekly nature lessons with activities that follow and ideas for our younger and older learners. Come together for our unit celebration to study nature poetry while enjoying a delicious Sun Bread!

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What’s included in the Curious Trails Nature’s Textiles Unit Study:

•Discover the plant that produces cotton and how it is grown.
•Follow the journey of a cotton t-shirt from harvesting to manufacturing.
•Make a cotton flower and discuss anatomy.
•Go on a scavenger hunt for all the ways cotton is used in our homes.
•Extend our learning with a ‘cotton blower’ STEM challenge!

•Discover how bamboo is grown and harvested.
•Learn the process of turning bamboo fibers into bamboo bed sheets!
•Explore the advantages and disadvantages of bamboo fabrics in ‘the great debate’.
•Learn how to care for your own ‘lucky bamboo’ plant.
•Create some bamboo art and discuss bamboo anatomy.

•Discover the properties of sheep wool.
•Follow the journey of a wool sweater from a baby lamb to sheep fleece to spun yarn.
•Celebrate sheep with a ‘wooly sheep craft’ and discuss sheep anatomy.
•Learn our tips for ‘knitting with kids’ and follow the tutorials to practice beginner knit stitches.

LESSON FOUR: Natural Dyes
•Learn the three sources of natural dyes.
•Explore the process of dying fabrics including how to measure dyes and the purpose of mordants.
•Create your own natural dyes at home.
•Make a pounded plant and flower art print.

Study poetry & copywork while enjoying your Lattice Apple Tarts together.

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