Is there a tall hill nearby? Kids love lookout points. Climb a tall hill with your kids and look at the view. What can you see from that’s different every time you look in another direction? […]
Activity Location: Beach
What scent is this?
Gather four different objects with different scents, like grass, flowers etc. Place the object close to the child’s nose with his or her eyes closed, and ask the child to smell it and try to identify what it is. […]
Nature scavenger hunt
Make a list of some common things and a few rare ones that can be found outside near your home or in a park. You can includes things like: gum nut, pine cone, flat rock, etc. Pass the list out and give your kids 20 minutes to find as much as they can. […]
Sneaky secret agent, mission: bug discovery
This is your mission if you choose to accept it. Create mini search parties and seek out bugs and insects. Compare relative sizes and shapes – not all bugs are alike! For an extra challenge, try catching one in a jar, but don’t forget to let him go once you’re done. […]
On a clear night, you and your kids will have fun watch the night sky. Take a book our from the library and learn the stars and constellations. Greet the moon in all of its phases. […]
Who am I? What am I? 20 Questions!
Take turns thinking of people, places or even objects and then having the group ask yes or no questions to figure out who or what you are. This is the perfect activity for a hike or even just sitting outside. […]
Rock skipping rockers
You used to do this all the time during the summer, but have your kids ever tried? Show them how it’s done. Skip stones in a lake or wide stream. Who can make jump the most times? […]
Dodging the waves
At the beach? Race along the seashore edge, dodging the waves as they roll in. […]