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Nature journal + 447 other activities = 448 great things to do in nature before you grow up.
It’s all in The Kids’ Outdoor Adventure Book and we are thrilled that it’s finally available. ‘Cuz let’s face it – it can be hard coming up with things for kids to do. Even harder when you want them to be fun and outside.
This book makes all of that easier. It is conveniently organized into seasons with each season having tons of mini-adventures, projects, games, and more. Simply flip to your season, and start flipping through the ideas and in just a few minutes, you’ll have tons of fun ideas. Although not all of them are backyard friendly (like finding a fox hole), they can easily be added to your kids “childhood bucket list”.
This is the perfect time of year to start a nature journal. New things are appearing daily and it’s easy for kids to become quickly engaged in documenting the world around them. Daffodils today, tulips tomorrow, caterpillar the next day – you get the point. Keeping a nature journal is also an important way to integrate reading and writing into your outdoor exploration. Or, if your kids are like mine and are obsessed with coloring, it’s a great way to channel all of that crayon usage into adventure and exploration.
For now, we’re just drawing pictures and writing about it. As leaves and flowers become more abundant, we will add those to our journal. Although it doesn’t look as professional, I’m really glad that I decided to just go with a regular lined notebook, since it really helps with Mason’s handwriting (if you want a fancier journal tutorial, check this one out). I have sweet little visions in my head of the kids and their box of crayons hanging out in the treehouse in the afternoon and “journaling”. Okay, that might be a stretch, but a mom can hope, right?
Mason is hoping that the snake he caught – which has become a backyard pet that he catches every day – will shed soon so he can add his ski to the journal. I am not!
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