Finding ways to get the kids off screens and out into nature can be difficult, but it's worth the effort. By engaging in these activities as a family, parents and teachers can foster curiosity, environmental awareness, and positive family experiences. It doesn't require a grand adventure; meaningful activities can happen right at home or in one's local outdoor space. The blog post has hopefully offered valuable insight on how to create lasting memories and discover the beauty of nature firsthand with your children aged 6-12.
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.
When you think of activities to do during the winter months in Canada, you may think of the usual sledding, ice skating, building a snowman, or dog sledding. But how about creating your own Winter Olympics in the backyard or local park?
Craft projects don’t have to be reserved for summer. Crafts using elements from nature can happen in any season. Bird feeders are welcome at any season as birds are migrating in the fall, feeding their young in the spring, or settling in for a cold winter’s night. And gathering natural treasures all through the year can spark everyone’s imagination.
Winter is here – and the current health restrictions can make you feel like hibernating till next spring. But we’re strong, tough Canadians – we don’t let a little cold or snow get in our way of a good time. Whether it’s a birthday or milestone, an outdoor party can be a lot of fun.
For us in Canada, we are planning on spending a lot of time outdoors, so we’ve put together some of our favourites for our adventurous kiddos. The Ultimate Gift Guide for Kids 2021. This year more than ever, whatever you choose – try to buy local. We gathered as many local vendors and Made in Canada companies for this list.