Outdoor Hour Challenge – Garden #3 Press Spring Flowers

Have you been enjoying your garden flower study? By now you should have picked some flowers to study, gathered the seeds, planted your seed babies, and started to learn the names of the flower parts. If you missed any of those challenges, here are the links:

Garden Flower and Plants – #1

Garden Flower and Plants – #2

This week is one of my favorite spring activities! Collecting flowers and pressing them using the simple instructions in this week’s challenge may just become your favorite activity too!

Don’t miss the video I created showing how to make a simple flower press using common supplies you’ll have in your home. You can even make a flower press for each family member! (You can view the video on Youtube: Making a Simple Flower Press.)


Link to the Archive Outdoor Hour Challenge –

Focus on Garden Flowers #3 Flower Pressing

You can use pressed flowers in your nature journal in several ways. You can adhere them right into your journal like I did in this McGurk’s Meadow entry.

flower press flowers 2Or, you can create a wax paper pouch that will hold your pressed flowers. You can find the instructions on my blog in this entry:

How to Make a Waxed Paper Pouch for your Nature Journal.

Pressed Flower Pouch 9


Gardens ebook Outdoor Hour challenge

We’re continuing to work through the Garden Flower and Plants ebook over the next few weeks. If you own this ebook or have access to it in your Ultimate Naturalist Library, you’ll want to get it out and read the first few pages. It outlines how the ten week series of garden challenges work together and can be done in any order that makes sense to your family. The ebook has planning pages as you choose, observe, and then learn more about each garden flower you study.

If you’d like to purchase a membership so you have all of the challenges at your fingertips and the custom notebooking pages too, click over to read all the details and download a sample: Garden Flower and Plant Challenges.

 HNS Newsletter Sept 2014 Fall Flowers Button

If you’re a member here on the Handbook of Nature Study website, you can also download and use the September 2014 newsletter with two flower related activities: flower observations for young children and instructions on how to dissect a flower. The archived newsletters are available in all levels of membership here on the Handbook of Nature Study.   



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