What’s included in the Pine Looking Glass Nature Study:
I. NATURE TALES
There’s nothing more powerful than storytelling to connect us and make sense of our world. Introduce our topic with our read-aloud, A Wish to be a Christmas Tree by Colleen Monroe, and related discussion.
Enrich your understanding as we begin to explore what pine trees look like, how they grow, a pine branch anatomy, and the life cycle of a pinecone with our illustrated lesson guides, vintage watercolor posters, and a variety of activities like our Pinecone Dissection.
Bring out your ‘looking glass’ and delve deeper into pine tree adaptations, pine medicine, and count pine spirals! Conduct pinecone experiments, set up a pinecone weather station, discover the traditional uses of pine in Indigenous communities, use willow to weave a Pine Tree to celebrate its shape, then explore the history of Christmas Trees and make a pinecone Snowman Ornament!
IV. POETRY & ARTS
Enjoy a related poetry study (with copywork), art study, and music study.
Celebrate everything we’ve learned with a Pine Needle Sachet and cross-stitch pattern. Try out our favorite pine basil and pine cookie recipes.
VI. ON THE TRAIL
These nature study activities will take you outside as you go on an Evergreen Scavenger Hunt, learn how to identify Fir, Spruce, and Pine trees, and then record your observations in your new Evergreen Nature Journal.
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