Learning about fruits and nuts during nature study may seem like a fairly boring topic, but we challenge you to try this unit to see just how intriguing it really is!
Whether you happen upon a bush of ripe blackberries or specifically plan to find fruits at an orchard, excitement fills the air when children can taste the “fruits” of their labor! The same goes for nuts. Children never seem to mind the effort of cracking a shell for the tiniest taste of meat.
The variety of fruits and nuts, along with their differences in shape, color, taste, seed placement, etc, is utterly amazing. It’s proof positive that we serve a wonderfully creative God!
Edible fruits and nuts aside, there is an entire world of inedible fruits and nuts to discover, too! Many of which we’ve probably never taken the time to really notice, much less examine. Here’s your chance!
This unit will not only have you observing and examining fruits and nuts, you will learn to observe insect and animal behavior, watch for the effects of disease or weather on plants and be challenged to create meals, make models, create history reports and so much more!
The outdoor and indoor activity ideas abound in this 64 page unit that includes 16 notebooking pages. We’ve also included a slight focus on the Fruits of the Spirit in the Bible section with additional book, music and activity ideas to follow through with Biblical character training. This is a well-rounded unit chock-full of lessons to fit every academic area!
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64 pages, e-book
“I hope to have my 6th grade daughter do much of this study independently. That’s probably not the intent of the authors, but I think this is an extremely flexible curriculum…I’m especially excited about the research ideas! Plus I’m planning on having her work with my kindergarten daughter next year as well. There are some great activities for the two of them to do together.” Read more of Kristen Hamilton’s review here.
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Links to art, artists, composers, compositions, poetry and literature suggestions:
Artist and Picture Study
Paul Gauguin -
James Peale -
Composer and Music Study
Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, Autumn
Robert Frost – After Apple Picking
Hilda Doolittle – Pear Tree
Seamus Heaney – Blackberry-Picking
Christina Rossetti – Oh, Fair to See
John Keats – To Autumn
Recommended Books and Such
These are links to specific titles that we have suggested where we ask you to do your own internet search because of copyright. We’re hoping this will be an acceptable compromise! There are often other books we have suggested to go along with the art, composer or poetry suggestions. They are already included in the “recommended book” section, so we chose not to link them again.
As always, if you come across a great link or additional idea for any of these areas, please let us know and we’ll add it right away!
Fruits and Nuts Sample Pages