It’s finally summer, and we’re loving being outside. Print off these three bingo cards, head outside and see who can get a bingo first!

 

Printable spring scavenger hunt

April 1, 2019

It’s officially spring, and that means that I officially want to get outside. I can’t always get outside, because sometimes the computer ropes me in to work, but I am thankful that I have a job that I get outside more than most. If you’re looking for something to do with the kiddos when you…

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Create your own activity trail

February 4, 2019

With the polar vortex bringing record-breaking windchills to the Midwest last week, a lot of families with young ones were stuck indoors. I heard from one mom that her family didn’t go anywhere for five days. I got a video from my sister-in-law of her three daughters running in circles around the house. Kids have…

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Can you find them all? Try our indoor/outdoor fall scavenger hunt

November 13, 2018

The weather is chilly, but that doesn’t mean that kids hibernate. Your kids are still as active as ever, and they want something to occupy their time. You want something to occupy their time too. Why not print off our fall scavenger hunt? There are indoor and outdoor items to find, and you can add…

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Go on a Spring Scavenger Hunt

April 23, 2018

I don’t really want to sit at my desk today. I want to go outside! This weekend was really the first weekend I felt the warm sun on my skin, and the winds that flew were cool instead of frigid. It felt wonderful, and it finally feels like spring is showing its face. So instead…

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Leave behind your nature art

October 23, 2017

Andy Goldsworthy is an intriguing nature artist who makes art, takes a photo and then leaves his art behind. (See some of Goldsworthy’s art here.) From piles of leaves that look like three-dimensional pits to rocks balanced in arches, his art inspires you to head outside and see what you can make with the items…

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Color match trek in the Nature Playscape

March 7, 2017

Yesterday, I stopped at the local hardware store and picked up a few paint chips to take into the Nature Playscape at the Dickinson County Nature Center. I thought I would play a little game and see what colors in nature I could match to my paint chips. The outdoor play area has so many…

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Take the kids outside for a shape walk

January 18, 2017

The sun is finally shining, and the ice is melting. It’s a beautiful day to get outside. But what to do, what to do? Why not take the kids on a shape walk? Challenge your tots, or your older children, to use their observational skills and see how many shapes they can find in nature.…

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