Bright colored mushrooms, flowing waterfalls and the legend of a wildflower inspired our paintings in our The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush Nature Book Club this month.
Bright colored mushrooms, flowing waterfalls and the legend of a wildflower inspired our paintings in our The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush Nature Book Club this month. #bookclub #ihsnet #thelegendoftheindianpaintbrush #thenaturebookclub
The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush Nature Book Club Discussion
This month our book club was inspired by the book, The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush. It tells the legend of the wildflower found in Texas and Wyoming. The kids enjoyed this story about a young native American boy who has a dream vision of creating a beautiful sunset painting.
The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush Nature
Book Club Hike
We decided to meet at a local state park this month, so we brought our lunches and had a picnic while we read the book. After lunch, we set out on our hike to look for our local fall wildlife. We don't live in the west, so we knew we wouldn't find any Indian Paintbrush wildflowers. Instead, we searched our woods for wildflowers and wildlife that would inspire us. We were excited to come across some beautiful waterfalls on our trail.
It was late in the season here in the South, but we were able to find a few flowers and several types of mushrooms. The kids were impressed by the beautiful colors and shapes of the fungi along our trail.
The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush Nature
Book Club Activities
After our hike, we settled into our picnic area and gathered our watercolors. We used the colors from the trail to inspire our paintings, just like Little Gopher in The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush. Some of us created our own sunsets, others painted the waterfalls and others painted some of the leaves and trees we saw. Our group ranges from preschool to high school, so there was a large variety of inspired painting.
The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush Online Nature Book Club
Go on a nature trek with us based on the book, The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush. During this online book club, we will go on rabbit trails of discovery about the wildlife, wildflowers, and more. We will find ways to learn by experiencing parts of the book through arts and crafts.
We will add a little nature study magic dust and go on outdoor adventures into nature.
At the conclusion of the story, we will have a "party school" celebrating the legend of the Indian Paintbrush.
Take a Sneak Peek into our The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush Online Nature Book Club!
Adding adventure to the picture book The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush
Welcome to the Nature Book Club!
The Nature Book Club is a monthly link-up beginning on the 20th day of each month. It’s a monthly book club devoted to connecting children to nature through books. Each month has a different theme. We welcome your nature book and activity related links!
September Theme: Fall Wildflowers
The Nature Book Club is brought to you by these 9 nature loving bloggers and myself who are your co-hosts! Are you following them? If you don’t want to miss anything, be sure to follow each one.
Here are the co-hosts, their choices of books, and activities for the month:
Prairie Habitat Clipart and Coloring Pages based on America’s Prairies and Grasslands from Barbara at Handbook of Nature Study
Notebooking Pages based on The Prairie That Nature Built from Jenny at Faith and Good Works
Nature Journaling based on Wildflowers of Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks: A Guide to Common & Notable Species from Eva at Eva Varga
Online Nature Book Course based on The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush from Dachelle at Hide The Chocolate
Flower Suncatchers for Toddlers and Preschoolers based on Miss Lady Bird’s Wildflowers: How a First Lady Changed America from Erika at The Playful Scholar
Flower Paintbrushes based on The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush from Cassidy at Freshly Planted
Sunflower Decoupage Vase based on The Sunflower House from Katrina at Rule This Roost
Prairie Wildflower Identification Hike based on Wildflowers, Blooms and Blossoms from Thaleia at Something 2 Offer
Hi, I’m Dachelle. I’m a homeschooling mom of 3 in the South. I love chocolate and have been known to hide it from my children. I can often be found reading a good book (or even sometimes just an okay book) and enjoying a jar of Nutella — don’t judge. I blog, here, at HideTheChocolate.com when I’m not creating book clubs and making lists…lots and lots of lists (it’s an addiction). Learn more…