As simple as stargazing, as challenging as a wilderness hike, as wild as a snowy sled ride, as creative as making a nature collage—discover (and rediscover) nature with these 52 family activities!
A child’s discovery of the outdoors is filled with awe, wonder, and delight. In this interactive journal, parents and kids have opportunities to spark curiosity about nature and are given space to record their discoveries. Part keepsake journal, part activity book, We Love Nature! offers a year of fresh, fun ways to explore nature that lead to profound memories.
* Lay back, look up, and invent stories from the shapes in the clouds * Play in the mud until you’re covered head to toe * Sing campfire songs and put on a show by the fire * Dance in the rain * Predict the weather and then track your accuracy * Discover the night sky with an astronomy calendar * Hang up a birdhouse to see which birds you attract to nest
For children ages two to eight.
"We Love Nature! encourages hurrying less and noticing more. Here, families are given a blank canvas on which they may capture time with loved ones while creating memories in nature that will build bonds, too. The journal itself will become a treasure to be enjoyed and reflected upon by family for years, even generations. I love We Love Nature!" —Jennifer Ward, author of I Love Dirt! and Let’s Go Outside!
Read nature books from the library, and learn something new.
Libraries are some of the coolest (and yet underutilized) public services available in just about every city and town. Not only can you borrow books about specific birds, animals, and trees in your area, but you can find all kinds of fun books about other aspects of nature, such as baby animals, ways to get dirty, and even animal poop!