As always, Spring has been teasing us by popping it's head up for a few beautiful days, only to hide again behind cold and grey weather. But each time it comes it leaves a little more color behind, which of course means we are outside doing some long-awaited "signs of Spring" nature studies. Yippee!
We've been studying the nesting habits of birds in our Apologia science study this week, so we went on a nest hunt around the farm.
Which inspired us to try to make our own nests...
...it was much harder than we thought it would be,
but with a lot of diligence, the kids ended up with nests they were proud of. But we all agreed it would have been easier with the nest-building instincts God gave birds.
On another day we went hunting for signs of Spring...
(one of my favorite kind of treasure hunts)
Barb, over at Handbook of Nature Study, has a bunch of great Spring Outdoor Challenges, which give us a good excuse to "do school" outside when we just can't stand being indoors for one more second.
See what others are doing today around the world at the Communal Global link-up.