Craft projects don’t have to be reserved for summer. Crafts using elements from nature can happen in any season. Bird feeders are welcome at any season as birds are migrating in the fall, feeding their young in the spring, or settling in for a cold winter’s night. And gathering natural treasures all through the year can spark everyone’s imagination.
We know that outdoor play has a lot of benefits and plays a key role in neurological development.National 24-hour guidelinessuggest a mix of vigorous and light physical activity, proper sleep, and reduction of sedentary activity. The benefits include better cognitive health, mental health, immune functions, social skill development and much more.
Let’s explore outdoor games and activities you can do with your family on a campout, in the backyard, at a local park, at the beach or at the pool. You will notice that some activities can be done in multiple locations.
There is a lot of science going on in your backyard or local park. As children learn more about the habitants of these spaces, the more they will appreciate nature and have a greater respect for all living creatures.
Let’s explore the wide world of plants, the magical discovery of birds, and the delicious rewards of a backyard wildlife habitat.
Camping with the kids: bags exploding, dirt everywhere, cuts and bruises… also the most fun you’ll have all year. Without breaking the bank, we’re bringing you 7 camping hacks you didn’t know you needed - until now.
This fall leaf craft is great for kids of all ages. BONUS: it's relatively simple and everything that’s needed, you should have on hand. All you need is half an hour, some wax paper, leaves, and a glue stick (optional to add a construction paper border around the edges).
Before you run to the store to restock on pain for the kids, consider making your own! Homemade inks can be made out of almost anything you can find outside - walnuts, bark, moss and even many weeds yield beautiful shades of earthy browns and greens.