April is the season for planting, cultivating, and preparing for warmer months. We’re so ready for the growth and opportunity that it brings to be outside and have a little extra light.
We’ve put together several ideas, both big and small, that can encourage your kids and family to get outside and enjoy springtime!
Explore outside. Outdoor scavenger hunts, nature walks, and hikes are all good way to get the family outside and active together. Plan out your route beforehand and don’t forget the snacks!
Tend a garden. Start by getting your wild ones excited about planting, read nature books and draw out a plan for your garden. Get your kids involved by asking them what they want their garden to look like - what colors, yummy vegetables, and smells are they looking forward to in the spring?
Plan a camping trip. This may seem a bit daunting but we know you can do it. If you’re nervous, have a trial run in your backyard first. Our packing list would include headlamps, bug spray, and s’mores.
Take a trip to a national park. There are over 400 parks in the US so there’s probably one near you. Check out this website for more information on adventure for kids of all ages.
Play in your own backyard. No backyard? No problem. Go to your favorite park and pack a picnic for lunch. This is an easy way to get the wiggles out and a great way to ensure a good naptime. The important part is to explore and have adventures together, not how big your adventure may be.
Choose to be present and engage with your little ones, teaching them to have a sense of adventure and an openness to explore. You can do hard things!
As always, check out our Pinterest page for more outdoor adventure ideas that you can have in your own backyard.
“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
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