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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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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An ice lantern filled with pine boughs, berries, and pinecones

Ice Lanterns: 4 creative ways to celebrate winter

Winter sometimes gets a bad rap.  Frozen windshields, slippery walks, grey skies, and red noses.  But, it happens.  It’s going to happen again next year.  Let’s learn to celebrate it and take advantage of this snowy cold season.  You can’t make ice lanterns in July, right? So, when that temperature falls, get out your tubs, round up some of nature’s treasures, and take your littles outside to help you put[…]

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Healthy Instant Oatmeal Recipes | The perfect camping breakfast!

Do you like secrets?  Do you also like oatmeal?  Well, for all you oatmeal-eating, secret-lovers, this one’s for you:  Did you know you can stop buying those overly processed and overly-sweetened pre-packaged instant oatmeals and instead start making healthy instant oatmeal right in your own kitchen! No worries, it’s easy!  You can do this.  These healthy instant oatmeal recipes below are quick, very adaptable and easily transportable for single-serving meals.[…]

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supplies to make campfire apple pies, bread, stewed apples, pie irons all on a red checkered picnic table

Yummy Campfire Apple Pie with a Twist!

Do you consider yourself an outdoorsy person?  If I made you a hobo pie would you know what that is?  Well, I’m almost ashamed to admit that I had no idea these things even existed until about a year ago when my cousin treated us to campfire apple pies made with pie irons. And, wow!  They were so yummy! Since then, we’ve purchased a few campfire pie irons of our[…]

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two pita pizzas roasting on the grill over the campfire

Campfire Camping Pizzas – easy and tasty!

Here it is… two favorite things smashed together:  camping and pizza! When you’re thinking about meals for the campsite, chances are you’re looking for recipes that are quick, low prep, easy to cook, and popular with kids.  Well, these camping pizzas fit all those criteria. Read on down below to find out how we make our camping pizzas.  It’s pretty straightforward and you can probably figure it out by the[…]

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Handmade and Unique gifts for gardeners

Are you on the hunt for some beautiful gifts for the garden lover in your life?  This collection of Etsy handmade and unique gifts for gardeners is is sure to give you a few great ideas… maybe you’ll even see a few things for yourself! All these items have been found on Etsy (an online marketplace for small crafters and businesses to promote and sell their work).  You’ll find gardening[…]

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Join the Wild Week Challenge to unplug and reconnect!

Find out about this new, exciting challenge for you and your family.  Is it time to unplug, get connected, and re-wild your family? So here’s the deal.  Are you ready to face that over-filled family calendar?  Are you ready to challenge yourself?  Are you ready to take back the responsibility of letting kids be kids? Are you ready to disconnect:  put your phone down, and unplug their TV?  Are you[…]

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ham and eggs in muffin tins cooking over a campfire

Campfire Egg Cups with Ham | An Easy Camping Breakfast

Here it is: an easy camping breakfast that you can eat any time of the day!  These egg cups with ham are yummy, easy to make, and the process is simple enough that kids can help. When we’re camping with the kids our go-to meals are usually simple, familiar, and involve minimal cleanup.  This is one such meal. Add some fruit and toast for a complete breakfast or a big[…]

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Do you really know how to use bear spray?

If you’re adventuring outdoors in bear country it is best practice to carry a can of bear spray with you.  But, do you actually know how to use bear spray? Believe me, if you find yourself face to face with a mamma bear, you won’t have time to read the label! Below you’ll find the best advice I could gather up from reputable bear safety sources. (This post contains affiliate[…]

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