Outdoor Hour Challenge – Snow Study

The Winter Snow challenge from the Winter Wednesday ebook is a fun one to have on hand whenever you get some snow. I wish you all a great week of nature study!

Original Challenge: Snow
Use the suggestions in this challenge to complete a snow related experiment, recording the results on the accompanying notebook page or in your nature journal. There are also some additional ideas for non-snow related activities to substitute if you live where there is no snow. You can also use the Winter Nature Walk printable from Hearts and Trees.

Special Activity: Watercolor With Snow
Bring a cup or so of snow in and let it melt. Use the resulting water to watercolor a winter scene.

Getting Started Suggestion:
If you already own the Getting Started ebook, complete Outdoor Hour Challenge #3.  Make sure to read the pages in the Handbook of Nature Study for this challenge. We all need reminders about how to encourage our children in their nature journals. This week you can record a winter scene in your journals or use the notebook page from the ebook to keep a record of your outdoor time.  

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  1. I am begging, begging God for snow next week! We’ve had no snow this winter. :)

  2. We had an unusual type of snow that my daughters and I had never seen before…and we live in Minnesota where there’s always snow in the winter. We saw something called graupel which looks like Styrofoam pellets. I did a nature journal entry here: http://harvestmoonbyhand.blogspot.com/2017/01/nature-journal-january-2017-graupel.html if you’d like to read more about this type of rain/snow mixture.

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