Got Snow? Make Snow Pastries
Take the cookie decorating outside and make snow pastries!
With the Nature Rocks Activity Finder, you can filter by time, age, location or weather to find simple, fun and creative ways for your kids and family to explore in nature.
Take the cookie decorating outside and make snow pastries!
Aside from being fun, a backyard Olympic Games session will give your kids a good workout and a chance to practice gross motor skills, balance and eye-hand coordination. Plus, you’re all getting fresh air and playing outside!
Bring your artistic talents outdoor and add color to your beautiful white snow covered yard.
Help your kids learn number recognition, matching and visual motor skills!
Adding mirrors to play time adds a whole new dimension and point of view for kids to explore nature in new and exciting ways!
Create an outdoor play area filled with musical and natural inspiration for your child.
Instead of spending money on plastic car tracks you and the kids can create something that will last you a lifetime.
These are the perfect Nerf Party Games for your boys birthday party.
Your child will be inspired by nature to create a magical place for fairies to live and gather.
This activity is a great way for children to connect with their sensory skills while playing with their bubble prints.
Let your kid's imagination run wild as they think of things they can build using sticks!
Include your children when deciding which vegetables to plant and have them help you harvest them!
Create your own masterpiece with your favorite nature things and save it using a nature frame!
Explore your neighborhood for different shades of ochre and crumbly rocks to help you make ochre paint!
Have yours kids explore their creativity by painting the rocks in your own backyard!
Let you imagination and creativity come to life when creating and decorating beautiful ice rocks!
Let your kids bring the beach to your home by building sand castles and decorating with sea shells with sand play dough!
Your child will be inspired by nature to explore their musical side with this simple outdoor music play area.
Using branches, leaves, flowers, rocks and other things found outside in art and activities is a simple way to familiarize kids with the natural world.
Learn about weather with a homemade weather vane.
Sometimes the best outdoor play is the simplest, like this rock gathering and tracing activity!
Tips to attract fireflies to your backyard.
Exploring the movement of the tides and the contents of tidepools is a great way to connect with and learn about nature while out at the beach!
This simple nature match game makes exploring nature fun, and can be done in your backyard, during a rest stop on a hike, or while on a picnic at a local park.
Teach your child about trees on your next walk or hike.
Help your child get excited about stargazing by making their own pocket field guide to the night sky.
Creating your own flower is a great way to learn the different parts of a flower and how they go together.
Start the day off right with a breakfast nature picnic!
Understand how the sun moves through the sky each day by tracking how your shadow moves!
Surviving in the City
Lots of different kinds of birds make their homes in cities - how many can you see?
Gather up some fall leaves and make a collage from leaf rubbings.
When you count, you'll be amazed at how many different animals live where people do.
Do some detective work to see how pigeons have adapted to city life.
What kinds of pictures will your bark rubbings make?
Get some fresh air and exercise, and put those left-over jack-o-lanterns to good use!
Grab those life jackets and get out on the water!
Gather twigs and go on a tree hunt!
Have you tried fishing with your kids?
This is a great game to play anytime you're outdoors, or inside on a rainy day!
It is possible to make your own rainbow with just water and sunlight.
Head out for a night of owl-watching!
Do you hear the birds in your yard or park?
Growing your own veggies is a great way to teach your kids about nature!
Get inspired by nature!
Get to know the trees in your neighborhood!
Camp out with your family in your own backyard!
Count the spring flowers in your garden or yard and see what's growing!
Make a list of things to find in nature, photograph them, and check them off your list!
Use art to show what you see in nature.
Everything in nature is a place for something to live. What habitats can you find?
Go for a walk on the beach!
What natural foods can you spy in your yard and neighborhood?
Whose footprints are those? Go on a walk and find out!
What bugs live in your neighborhood?
Search for bugs in the morning and in the evening to see what kind of bugs are out during different times of the day.
Compost is a great way to reduce your household waste and provide nutrients for your garden.
It's just water under the bridge!
Create this homemade bird feeder with just a few easy steps.
Got dirt? Then you can probably find some worms!
Everything in nature is connected -- and we're a part!
You don't have to be an expert to bird watch!
What happens to the things that fall to the ground?
Grab a shovel and get digging!
Leap Frog, Hide & Seek, Tag - oh my!
A warm, rainy day is a perfect day to explore the outdoors!
Gaze at the night sky and discover some stars.
Collect raindrops and see how much has fallen.
Can your kids guess what natural things are inside?
You can find all the colors of the rainbow in nature.
Have your kids observe seedlings in your garden.
Grab some food and take it outside!
What flora is growing in your yard?
Go on an adventure in your backyard or neighborhood!
Document what you see in nature, and how it changes.
Enjoy a meal in the great outdoors!
What life has taken hold in the puddles in your neighborhood?
Beautiful colors abound at these times of the day.
What species can you find near the water?
Hop on your bikes and go for a ride together.
Art is blooming all around you!
Go on a morning walk and search for these sparkling webs!
They're usually free and filled with fun activities to keep kids busy and learning about nature!
Use what you find in nature to help your kids learn their ABCs!
How many different seeds can you find?
All you need is construction paper and a sunny day!
Find a spot in nature that you love.
Got snow? This activity will leave you breathless and exhilarated!
Go on a nighttime adventure!
Make a scene that you see outdoors, using a shoebox.
Any large branch can make hiking even more fun for kids.
The forest is home to many plants and animals. Can you identify them?
Have some outdoor fun in the snow!