Nature Walk I Spy Ideas For Kids

If you are looking for ways to get out of the house and still have a fun learning experience, consider going on a nature walk while playing “I Spy” With the kids.

You can give them a list of items to track down while out walking around your neighborhood or on an approved nature trail!

10 Ideas For Playing I Spy on a Nature Walk

  • A Flower
  • A Leaf
  • A Specific tree (Pine, Palm Willow, etc)
  • A Large Rock
  • A Hanging Plant
  • Specific Colored Front Doors
  • A Large Garden
  • A Rose Bush
  • Holiday Decor (Front Door Wreath, Yard Blow Ups, etc)
  • Moss

Have you gone on a nature walk paying “I Spy” before? If so, what items did you spot?

For more fun with kids, check out list of 25 Fun Kids activities!

Fun For Kids

Flower Coloring Sheet FREE Download

Check out this fun free Flower Coloring Sheet!

Download your copy as a fun freebie for those long days at home or for when you need to de-stress a little. Perfect for kids, teens or even mom!

Flower Coloring Sheet

You can download your free copy here!

Flower Coloring Sheet

More printables here:

Also, if you are looking for other fun printables, check these out below:

Creative Writing Prompts

Check out this list of writing prompts! This is a great way to de-stress and get your emotions on to paper!

21 Writing Prompts

Here’s a simple list of 21 ideas to get you writing. Try to work through this list one day at a time or even mix up the ideas! You’ll be surprised at how much you have to write about each tops.

  1. Write About Your Favorite School Memory
  2. Write About Your Goals
  3. Write About Your Favorite Holiday
  4. Share insight on people who have changed your life
  5. Share a list of your favorite things
  6. Share your top favorite colors
  7. Share a memory from your favorite vacation
  8. List your favorite ice cream flavors
  9. List your favorite books in order
  10. List your favorite movies
  11. “When this month is over I plan too…”
  12. “When I talk to my spouse I feel…”
  13. “When I go for a walk I like to look for…”
  14. “When I travel I like to collect…”
  15. Try writing a poem
  16. Try writing rhyming words only
  17. Try writing only three words per line
  18. List things that make you happy
  19. List things that make you sad
  20. List things that make you angry
  21. List things that make you excited

Which journal prompt do you think you will start with? Share below! Also, be sure to check out our post on bullet journaling for more ideas!

Happy journaling!

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Fun Activities For Kids: Over 25 Ideas!

Are you home bound due to weather? Or simply looking for fun activities for kids? Check out our list of fun things to do with kids + free printables!

Fun Things To Do at Home with Kids!

Staying home doesn’t have to be boring! Make a list of these fun activities for kids and post it on your fridge. Whenever they say, “I’m bored!” direct them to this list!

  • Draw or color
  • Read a book
  • Play a game
  • Make slime
  • Take a bath
  • Make homemade play dough
  • Write a letter
  • Go for a walk
  • Play with Chalk
  • Play hopscotch
  • Learn a new card game
  • Build a Lego tower
  • Have a fun movie night
  • Download Free printable to color
  • Watch a scientific video
  • Try watercolor or finger painting
  • Exercise
  • Write your own book
  • Clean your room
  • Play eye spy
  • Bake cookies
  • Try a science experiment!
  • Plant a garden
  • Build a fort
  • Read a book backwards

Free Printables!

Here’s a list of a few free printables that we currently offer. Check back for more as this will be updated!

More Free Resources

If you are also looking for free learning resources or even tips for free homeschool options, check out the info below!

Check out this post for more free learning resources!

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Free Coloring Page Heart Printable For Kids

Free coloring page alert! Looking for boredom busters for your little ones? Download this fun coloring page for your kids!

I love learning how to create free printables for other families to enjoy. I have been creating them for my own kids to use in our homechool journey.

Today, this printable focuses on an easy heart coloring page while encouraging kids to practice counting 1 through 4! Simple and fun! You could create multiple pages and have the kids focusing on different colors. One page full of green hearts for St. Patrick’s Day, one page full of rainbow colors, etc. Have fun with it!

Free Coloring Page Printable

Download your free preschool math heart printable for your kids right here!

Free Coloring Page

We also have other free printables geared towards the early years! Check them out here. For more free learning resources, check out our post on 11 free resources for your family!

Homeschooling in Arkansas

This information is intended for information purposes only!

If you have made the decision to homeschool in Arkansas, you may be wondering where to start.

Check Out The Education Alliance

Thankfully, we have the incredible Education Alliance that will help you to get started on the right path. The EA has information on how to start homeschooling, keeping up with high school transcripts and information on homeschool graduations held throughout the state. It is crucial to make sure you are following state guidelines and they provide this information free of charge!

Start here to learn more about filling out an intent to homeschool which is required by Arkansas law!

Check Out Arkansas State Laws Through HSLDA

You can read more information regarding the state laws in Arkansas. They are another great resource for homeschool families that are just starting their journey.

Check Out Homeschool Groups

There is no shortage of homeschool groups in the state of Arkansas. Homeschool groups are a great way to meet other homeschool families, participate in field trips, etc. To find these groups, check on facebook by typing in your city plus homeschool group. You can also ask local online community groups for direction.

Even our state parks provide homeschool classes and activities throughout the year. You can check them out here.

More Thoughts Homeschooling in Arkansas

I’ve created a list of FREE resources for homeschool families that include curriculum options and free printables. You may also want to check my article on How to Homeschool on A Budget!

My best advice to you is to first learn the legal aspects of homeschooling and then ask a few trusted friends what curriculum that they love. This will help you to start narrowing down your style and curriculum choices.

There are also tons of homeschool curriculum reviews on YouTube!

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Free Homeschool Resources

Free Homeschool Curriculum

Homeschooling doesn’t have to be costly! There are tons of free and cheap resources out there. I’ve covered ways to homeschool on a budget before, but today I wanted to share a list of FREE resources for any grade!

Free Homeschool Resources Online

Ambleside Online: This is my personal favorite and one that I have used with my own children. This Charlotte Mason inspired homeschool program is available for Kindergarten through High School.

Easy Peasy All-In-One Homeschool: This program provides a very thorough curriculum. Christian based.

Connections Academy: An Online Homeschool Option that is free and in line with state standards.

Free Homeschool Printables

Twisty Noodle: This is a great resource for preschool, Kindergarten and even 1st grade!

Crayola: Did you know Crayola offers free coloring pages for all ages? Even pages perfect for high school art classes.

Super Coloring: This resource offers free printables, drawing tutorials, games and more!

Our Free Coloring Pages: We have several fun coloring pages you can download here!

Free Homeschool Classes

There are also many opportunities for free classes. A few places to check:

  • Local Libraries
  • Museums
  • State Run Programs
  • State Capitols (for History or Day at The Capitol Classes)
  • Art Galleries
  • YouTube
  • Free Learning Aps

Other Homeschool Resources

Free ISpy List for Nature Walks

Free Fun Activities for Kids

Free Preschool Resources

Free Writing Prompts For High School Kids

For more budget friendly homeschool tips, you can read my article here!