My kids tell me they have 18 days of school left until they’re out for summer. I can’t wait, actually. I’m ready to sleep in…and to hit the road for some day trips…and to play in the dirt and stuff.
Last week, I shared our Nature Journals with you. Today, I wanted to give a few writing prompts, in case your children have trouble deciding what to write about in their new journals. There are so many things they can write about outside — the weather, their surroundings, the animals they see, how they’re feeling. They can really […]
It’s the last day of Nature Week here! By now, you should be able to pack up your nature journal and other hiking supplies, read a few books about what you might find while exploring…and you should be ready to get outside with your kids! Here’s the thing, though — you’re not going far. While I do […]
It’s Nature Week here on the blog! And today — children’s books that will inspire kids to get outdoors and investigate things. But as I was making up this list, I realized that “books about nature” encompasses a lot of stuff. Animals. Oceans. Birds. Bugs. Hiking. Camping. Boating. Eco-friendliness. You could go just about anywhere […]
Welcome to Nature Week! We’re spending a week on tips for getting outside with kids which, I’m hoping, will lead to a spring and summer filled with outdoor adventures (around here, just getting there can be an adventure. We take our thrills where we can get them.) And so today — what to bring when hiking […]
It’s Nature Week here on the blog! Spring has sprung, we have about a month and a half of school, and I’m feeling the pull to spend more time outdoors. Also, I’ve noticed that the (good-natured) shrieking and bellowing that goes on around here sounds quieter outdoors (bonus: it also alerts mountain lions and bears, […]
It’s staying light later…and yesterday, it was almost 70 degrees here. I know what’s going to happen. It always does. The weather turns warm, I get suckered into planting something fun and colorful outdoors, and then we get a snowstorm that buries my flowers and a little bit of my soul under a foot and […]
Summer’s coming, summer’s coming! Here’s the thing — there are a lot of us. So even a relatively inexpensive trip to…say…a pool or a jumpy-house place adds up pretty quickly. We’ve gotten good at finding super-cheap or free things to do outside during the summer — because while I don’t want to pay for us […]