If you are looking for an easy Nature Study project that won’t take a lot of time and resources, a Flower Nature Drawing is perfect!
I did this years ago with my older kids, and when I saw a hyacinth bulb, not yet blooming, in our local Aldi, it jogged my memory, and I snatched it up for our homeschool!
Supplies needed for a flower nature drawing
A flower, not yet blooming
A vase with water
A sketch book or blank paper
A pencil and eraser
Optional: colored pencils
For our flower nature study, we purchased a purple hyacinth from Aldi, but if you have flowers in your yard that are getting close to blooming, you can use those for free! Another option is a bouquet that hasn’t fully bloomed. You can separate the flowers out and let the kids choose a flower to draw from the individual blooms, or you can have them draw the entire bouquet each day!
How to do a Flower Nature Drawing
There’s no right way to do this, but what I like to do is give the kids blank sketch books so that they see the progression of drawings all in one place. Every day, let them observe the flower and draw what they see. They can color it in too. You can tell them about the flower, talk about the colors and how it grows, but ultimately, your main objective is to get them to notice the changes and appreciate God’s handiwork. Don’t let “education” get in the way!
Be sure to keep the sketches in their crates or whatever you use to separate out each child’s school work. That way they can easily find their book each day and can even sketch on their own if they notice changes from the morning to the evening!
If you are interested in other simple Nature Studies, check out my Nature Table!
And be sure to put together your own Nature Basket with these easy instructions so you always have what you need on hand to explore nature!