Printable Valentines Day Nature Craft Cards on a floral tablecloth

Cute and Easy Valentine’s Day Nature Craft

Do you or your littles enjoy collecting leaves?  Do your children like to make their own Valentine’s Day cards?  Here’s an easy Valentine’s Day nature craft card which will combine both activities! (This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. If you make a purchase through my link I receive a small commission at no added cost to you. I only recommend stuff I use and enjoy. See my policy[…]

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Camping in Jasper – What are your options?

updated January 1, 2020 Every summer tens of thousands of people’s summer vacation includes camping in Jasper National Park.  And what about you? This post will give you some basic starting points for choosing a campground to make sure you get the most out of your trip to this beautiful park. And, in case you’re burning to know the answer to this question- Do you need a reservation to camp[…]

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The best gift guides (for outdoor families)

Are you looking for some awesome outdoorsy gift ideas?  Take Them Outside has tried hard to put together the best gift guides to make choosing the perfect present easy and quick. And, making these gift guides has been a lot of fun too! All of the outdoorsy gift guides we’ve put together have outdoor families in mind.  You’ll find some for outdoor toys, and some for indoor nature play.  You’ll[…]

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Attracting birds in the winter | backyard birding

Are you on the hunt for easy winter nature connections?  Making your backyard and balcony inviting to local birds is one of the simplest ways to bring more nature into your family’s life.  Get your kids involved and make your backyard a safe and inviting place for birds in the winter. Come wintertime it can be hard to get outside.  It sometimes takes longer to get your snow pants on[…]

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Easy, outdoor winter activities for Toddlers

Below you’ll find play and outdoor activity ideas to keep your toddlers outside and having fun this winter. You wake up and the world is covered in white.  And then your little one spots the snow, and if they’re like my kids were, they suddenly don’t care about cartoons and cereal.  They just need to get outside and try out their new Paw Patrol snow shovel, slide around in their[…]

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17 books about nature (from bookshelf to backyard!)

Below you’ll find 17 great nature book recommendations for you and your kids. These books are great for homeschooling moms, wildschooling families, or any amateur naturalist – young or old! If you can’t be outdoors with your kids — whether it’s due to work, timing, mosquitoes, blisterng heat, or blizzards — the next best thing is curling up with a good book about the outdoors.  (This post contains affiliate links[…]

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How to care for your sleeping bag (4 easy steps)

In this article, you’ll learn some of the best practices and top tips to maintain your sleeping bag. Tips that are sure increase your sleeping bag’s life and durability.  Sleeping bags are one of the four expensive items on your camping list, among backpacks, camping tents, and sleeping pads. Choosing the perfect sleeping bag can be easy, but the life of a sleeping bag is in the care you give[…]

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19 RVer & Camper Gifts all under $20 (2019 edition)

Below you’ll find some practical, fun, and affordable gift suggestions for RVers, campers, and car camping enthusiasts. Do you have an RV owner on your shopping list this holiday season? It seems that camping lovers don’t specifically look at camping as just a summer activity. They either spend the off-season prepping for next camping season, or, they continue to camp clear through the winter (RV campers get to stay warm[…]

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Camping gifts for Couples (for weddings or the holidays)

This gift guide will give you camping gift ideas for couples. Some of these will make great wedding gifts, birthday, Christmas, and anniversary gifts. And, if in doubt, remember to throw the gift receipt into the package;) …but, really, these ideas are good! Do you know a couple who loves spending their time outdoors? Does this couple happen to be on your shopping list this holiday season? Or, perhaps you’re[…]

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An Enamel Camping Mug for Everyone

Some of these mugs are very old, many are new… they’re all enameled and they’ll all look fabulous when filled with tea and cozied up in your hands on a cool camping morning.  If enameled mugs are your thing, then you’ll enjoy this collection. Updated October 2019. (This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. If you make a purchase through my link I receive a small commission at no[…]

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