It may be cold and snowy right now, but before you know it, spring and then summer will be here and it will be time to find some fun things to do outside with your young ones. Below are some great articles we found that have super fun craft and activity ideas to try with your youngsters.
Painting With Nature – Simple Summer Crafts
Allison McDonald writing for notimeforflashcards.com, shares a fun activity she tried with her kids that sounded like so much fun, we just had to share. With photographs and detailed explanations, she shows and tells us how she gave her kids a big piece of cardboard, and three piles of paint and then told them to go into the yard and find things to paint with. Using pine tree branches and snap dragon flowers and more, they created some really creative art and had a great time. Check out how much fun they had and how you could do the same thing with your kids, by reading the full article here.
25 Nature Activities for Kids
In this article by Jenni Frankenberg Veal for babble.com, we get a whole host of ideas for having fun outside with our kids. From building a regular fort from old branches, to building a tiny fort for fairies using items your child finds in your yard, there are so many fun ideas in this article that you’ll be able to keep your little ones and yourself busy and engaged as soon as the weather is ready. Get some great ideas by reading the full article here.
Nature Crafts and Activities for Kids You Will Want to do Right Now
Whether you love the idea of making the egg shell painting, or you prefer the rock or stick painting activities, this article by Valerie for innerchildfun.com is just chock full of fun craft and art activities to do with your youngsters. With an eye toward teaching your little ones about nature and art at the same time, these fun crafts will start them on their way to opening up their creative eyes whenever they are outdoors. Check out all the fun things you and your kids can do by reading the full article here.
Ideas for Nature Related Kids’ Activities
When it seems like your kids are spending way too much time inside, then you might want to check out this article by Sara Ipatenco for livestrong.com and get some fun ideas for getting them engaged in outside play. One of her great suggestions is taking your kids for a nature walk. You can go hiking or just start by walking around your neighborhood, while trying to identify various plants and animals you may see. You can pick up cool rocks, sticks or leaves and make a craft with what you collect when you get home. She has a lot of great ideas and you can get them all when you read the full article here.
The 10 Best Nature activities for Kids to do in Your Own Garden
Getting your kids engaged in outside activities can be easy if you make it fun and this article by Michelle for mykidstime.com has a bunch of great ideas on how to make that happen. From going on a bug hunt, to having a speed sketching contest for the bugs you find, these activities are easy, don’t cost anything and will be fun for both you and your kids. Check out all the fun options by reading the full article here.