Category Archives: Homeschool Projects

Understanding How Compost Works

How things decay and decompose is a fascinating subject for anyone—child or adult, and being able to watch something break down and become one with the soil is a valuable learning experience. In the same way that we can see … Continue reading

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3 Cool Summer Nature Projects for Kids

School is out and summer is finally here with endless weeks stretching out before them, it’s a good idea to add a little structure to the school holidays and set your children a nature project that will entertain as well … Continue reading

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Teaching Children about Insects

The insect world is one of the most diverse and amazing in nature.  With millions of different types of insects and bugs, you could spend your entire life studying insects and still not unearthing everything there is to know about … Continue reading

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Homeschool Nature Projects – The Ladybug

There cannot be a more pleasing sight than the arrival of a small ladybug to your backyard.  These little red and black creatures manage to delight everyone regardless of age as they busy themselves around the garden eating up all … Continue reading

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Winter School and Homeschool Nature Projects – Tadpole Growing Kit

Just because the weather is cold outside it doesn’t mean that we have to stop studying nature.  We have a range of live insect and animal kits that will allow children of all ages to watch a creature develop through … Continue reading

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Winter School and Homeschool Nature Projects – Butterfly Life Cycle

Once fall has been and gone outside seems bleak and uninteresting.  It can be difficult to come up with exciting nature classes that will intrigue and educate students. However, here at Nature Gift Stores we have a range of live … Continue reading

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Halloween Homeschool Lesson Ideas – What happens to the bugs in winter?

Halloween is about ghost, ghouls and all things scary.  Sadly insects and bugs tend to get a raw deal at Halloween time.  However, we see Halloween as a great time to teach children about what happens to all bugs in … Continue reading

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Homeschooling Nature Projects – Worm Farms

Worms are interesting little creatures and observing them in a worm farm makes for a great homeschool nature project, and because worms are around whatever the season they can be studied at any time of the year.  Lessons can be … Continue reading

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Home School Project – Live Butterfly Kits

There aren’t many creatures more fascinating than the butterfly.  Its tranformation from egg to caterpillar to beautiful butterfly captivates the interest of nature lovers of all ages. Because the life cycle of a butterfly is quick—just three weeks from caterpillar … Continue reading

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Home School or Classroom Nature Projects – Ants

What would be more fun than being about to sit down and watch how ants build their colonies? Now you can do just that from the comfort of your own home without having to get “too close” to the ants … Continue reading

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