John Muir Nature Quotes & free Copywork pages

Previously I introduced the famous naturalist John Muir.  Today I would love to share a wonderful collection of his beautiful and inspirational nature quotes.

Here are 15 of John Muir’s famous nature quotes  ~

I was struck by John Muir’s real passion and love for nature and the Creator which he expressed so beautifully in his quotes, all taken from AZ Quotes.com ~
I collected several short quotes, some slightly longer quotes, as well as several long quotes.  These would suit children from junior primary all the way to high school.

You can use these quotes ~

  • in your nature journalling
  • displayed in your nature study centre
  • copied or dictated for Copywork
  • for handwriting practice
  • for debate topics
  • as creative writing prompts
  • for nature causes and ideals

Here are your free downloads which include Charlotte Mason’s copywork & dictation principles, about 10 pages of quotes, as well as lined copywork pages ~

May these pages inspire you and your children in your nature journalling and handwriting practice.

Blessings, Nadene

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Introducing John Muir

Recently I introduced wildlife biologist, naturalist, artist and modern educator, John Muir Laws. But there is another more famous, much older John Muir.

Here’s an abbreviated Wikipedia biography ~

John Muir (1838 – 1914) was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, glaciologist and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books describing his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada, have been read by millions. His activism has helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and many other wilderness areas.He petitioned the U.S. Congress for the National Park bill that was passed in 1890, establishing Yosemite National Park.

The spiritual quality and enthusiasm toward nature expressed in his writings has inspired readers, including presidents and congressmen, to take action to help preserve large nature areas. 

John Muir’s writings are commonly discussed in books and journals, and his books became a personal guide into nature for countless individuals, making his name “almost ubiquitous” in the modern environmental consciousness.”

Watch his biography Part 1 ~

And John Muir’s biography Part 2

His writings are inspirational, and I found them to be very similar to Charlotte Mason in his love for time spent outdoors, and its restorative qualities.  

Join me for my next post where I will share a wonderful collection of John Muir Nature Quotes for Copywork and nature journaling inspiration.

Until next time, be blessed, Nadene

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Inspired by Nature ~ Famous Quotes Copywork Pages

About Nature Study, Charlotte Mason said,

“Let them once get touch with Nature, and a habit is formed which will be a source of delight through life.  We are all meant to be naturalists, each in his degree, and it is inexcusable to live in a world so full of the marvels of plant and animal life and to care for none of these things.”  (Vol. 1, p. 61)

I created several Quotes about Nature Copywork pages.

These famous nature-inspired quotes are really beautiful.  Following every quote is a lined section and then a writing prompt.  These questions stimulate the child’s personal response to the quote.

My children keep several pages in their personal files and pull one out every day to copy beautifully.  Although this is independent work, I enjoy discussing the quotes and their responses.  I also sometimes ask them to make a star above their most “perfectly” written word, to reinforce beautiful handwriting practice.

These Nature-theme copywork pages will be a delightful addition to their nature notebooks.

Click on the headings below for your download:

Quotes Copywork Nature 2 per page ~

  • Nature quotes for younger to middle school children with 2 copywork selections per page.
  • These are fairly short and relatively easy to understand.
  • A small picture adds a nature touch to each page.
  • 9 page pdf download for 18 copywork selections.

Quotes Nature Copywork full page ~

  • A single, slightly longer nature quote on a full page  for older to high school children.
  • Deeper and more personal writing prompts.
  • Simple, but elegant page border creates a lovely finish.
  • 22 page pdf download (so please be patient.)

(Most of my quotes were found on famousquotesandauthors.com.)

Go to my Copywork pages for more free copywork pages.

Check yesterday’s post for more links on handwriting and copywork.