Getting our kids outdoors

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. […]

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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. […]

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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? […]

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