The aurora borealis (northern lights) put on their dance about 60 miles above the earth’s surface when electrically charged particles collide with gasses in the atmosphere.
Don’t live far enough north? No worries. There are plenty of videos online that show the northern lights. Maybe you can watch them in a dark room at night to make it more interesting.
Winter brings special opportunities for creative expression. Nature herself creates a gallery of wonderwhen the temperatures dip below freezing and provides a canvas of white snow. It almost begs for us toget out thereandaddsome of our own personal creativity.
Foraging is the process of finding and harvesting food from the wild. It can be a fun and rewarding activity for the whole family, and it offers a variety of benefits. Kids are naturally curious and want to put just about everything into their mouths anyway, why not direct that towards tasty wild food? Foraging helps tap all that curious energy into nature exploration while teaching them valuable skills at the same time.
Giving our kids the freedom to just be kids can come with the occasional injury. And when it is their playmate that is injured, they do not hesitate to go to their rescue.
It is in our nature to help others. As we teach our children the basics of first-aid we are also allowing the development of compassion, self-esteem, and sense of purpose.