Being Home by Nature is excited to introduce its first kid's activity series "Get 'Em Outside! Winter Edition". Throughout the upcoming weeks I'll introduce you to several fun, frugal, and easy to do winter nature activities to help you get your kiddos out of the house and having fun outdoors this winter. The activities will be geared to kids aged 3 to 6 years old, but each is easily adaptable to a wide age range. Just remember to bundle up! Coats, hats and gloves are a must!
The first activity of the series is a simple nature scavenger hunt geared to winter ecosystems. This one might seem almost too simple, but keep an open mind! The goal of this activity is just to get young children to slow down and take a closer look at the winter world around them and give them a few hints for what to look for. After successfully finding a few of the items, you'll notice that most kids will just start looking for cool finds of their own. Go for it! See what you can find together. Scavenger hunts can be adapted to any region of the country. You can even adapt one to search for nature in inner cities! Just think of clouds, leaves, and birds! Have fun!
Tip: Take a magnifying glass with you if you happen to have one...lots of winter treasures are also very tiny!