By Alex Dean
“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” - John Burroughs
Did you know the average American child spends 1,200 hours a year in front of some sort of screen?
Life can be hectic and screen time seems to be the easiest answer sometimes, but there is so much right out in your own backyard for your kiddos. With warmer weather just around the corner, we wanted to give you some ideas to encourage more time spent out in nature!
Nature not only promotes a child’s creativity and imagination but helps with cognitive development, anxiety and boost social relationships. Exploring nature helps kids build confidence. Exploring nature is a lot less structure driven like indoor play. It gives kids practice managing their own actions and encourages imagination.
The amount of activities that are available right outside your door are endless. Anywhere from running through sprinklers, creating a small sandbox, homemade scavenger hunts or even taking your kids to a nearby creek.
We’ve provided a few direct links below for some ideas!
Kids Fishing/ Butterfly Catching Net
Fun Outdoor Scavenger Hunt Game!
Outdoor Explorer Set
Need an easy, grab-in-go snack for the kids? Be sure to check out our flavored raw honey infused straws. They are not only yummy but will help those pesky allergies this spring and summer!
What are your favorite things to do outdoor with your kids? Let us know in the comments!