a toddler wearing a pink snowsuit making snowballs in the snow

No fuss outdoor winter activities for Toddlers

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 sled, and eat some snow! (Yes, let’s be honest, all kids eat snow.) But, aside from shoveling, sliding,[…]

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a family riding the chair lift at Marmot Basin in Jasper National Park

9 Tips How to stay warm in cold weather when outside

It can be hard enough sometimes to motive ourselves and our kids out the door… but add freezing temperatures and snow gear into that mix and sometimes that’s enough to make even the most outdoorsy of us second guess our plans. But, we all need to get outside… there’s so many fun things to do in the snow… so read on to grab some simple tips for staying warm in[…]

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Some must read tips before ice skating on that frozen lake!

It’s hard to describe the scraping sliding sound of skates cutting over the surface of a frozen lake…. then combine that sounds with the slapping of sticks, the cheering and laughing… and you’ll have a true Canadian sound clip. But, you don’t have to be a Canuk to enjoy ice skating on frozen lakes or ponds!  Nor do you have to even be much of a skater to get out[…]

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ice sun catchers with berries and leaves hanging from a tree

Wonderful Wintertime Frozen Sun Catcher Ice Ornaments

Do you need extra motivation to get outside when the temperature drops below freezing?  Perhaps this craft will be just the thing to get you and your kids outside.  These frozen sun catchers can be made with a variety of items, are interesting to look at, and sparkle beautifully in the sun.  Plus, they were super easy to make; winter did most of the work for us!   (This post[…]

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Reasons to get outside | December Activity Calendar

As the holiday season approaches it can be all too easy to get caught up in all the party planning, present wrapping, and cookie decorating.  So, here’s an outdoor activity calendar that will help remind you and your family to get outside, to have fun as a family, and to bring some joy into your and others’ hearts. No excuses.  Use this calendar to make getting outside easier.  Most of[…]

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little girl sitting on a picnic blanket beside her red wagon, text overlay reads Take Them Outside's Guide to Gift Guides

Start here… all the outdoorsy gift ideas

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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Top family choices for nature and outdoor subscription boxes

Have you heard of subscription boxes?  They’re all the craze this holiday season.  You just pick a theme, order, and voila! But, there are so many options available, how do you choose?  To make things a little bit easier for you, below you’ll find some favorite outdoor subscription boxes for families. So, let’s jump right in! (This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. If you make a purchase through my[…]

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images of printable outdoor games, scavenger hunts, and lists all available in the printables resource library

A Resource Library for all your outdoor printable needs!

Did you know that Take Them Outside had a private resource library? What’s in the Resource Library All freebies and downloadables that I’ve created for Take Them Outside readers are put into the library.  You’ll find things like: nature scavenger hunts outdoor games packing lists activity jars cootie catchers How do you access this fantastic printables resource library? All you have to do is sign up for the Take Them[…]

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a bird sitting on a frozen fence wire

Attracting birds in the winter | beginner steps to 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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