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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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How to rock family table talk with nature themed conversation starters

Make meaningful dinner time conversation easy with these printable nature-themed family conversation starters.  No more awkward silences when the extended family visit.  No more redundant “how was your day?” and “what did you learn at school today?” type questions! Instead, get everyone sharing, using their brains, and having fun by being prompted to think about various scenarios, answer nature trivia, remember past adventures, or use their imagination. Ready to grab[…]

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Start here… all the outdoorsy gift ideas for 2018

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! Subscriptions boxes for kids – gear, fun, and snacks to make getting outdoors fun!  […]

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Orchid care for beginners, it’s easier than you thought!

“Orchids don’t make good houseplants; don’t buy an Orchid”.  That was Grandma’s advice.  And since I considered Grandma a gardening expert, I believed her.  Yet, I couldn’t resist those tall exotic blooms and one day found myself leaving the grocery store with a beautiful white Orchid in hand.  “Oh well I thought, I don’t know how to take care of orchids, but I’ll enjoy it while it lasts” Well, Grandma[…]

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Leaf Christmas trees | Natural, simple, and rustic holiday decorations

Looking for natural Christmas decoration ideas?  Have you tried making dried leaf Christmas Trees?  You can make them into Holiday ornaments, festive mobiles or garlands.  They can even be attached to cardstock for natural Christmas Cards too! (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[…]

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The best nature toys for preschoolers to inspire adventure and learning

Let’s be honest.  As much as you’d like your kids to go outside all the time, they probably don’t.  Unless they’re in some sort of fantastic forest kindergarten or you live freely on a farm or in the woods, chances are your kids are inside more than you’d like.  But, that doesn’t mean they can’t be playing with nature when inside! Read on for some top nature toys for indoor[…]

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Finding inspiration for simple leaf art with kids

Are your old phone books stuffed with leaves just waiting to be loved?  Seems when we’re out crunching through the autumn streets we can’t help but come home carrying leaves destined for some unplanned leaf art project.  Usually, they just sit there until they’re brittle and forgotten about. (This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. If you make a purchase through my link I receive a small commission at[…]

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Print and post it! 99+ ways to bring more nature into your life

Here it is!  No more excuses!  It’s easy to start bringing more nature into your life.  Below you’ll find 99+ ways to get outside, to appreciate nature, and to bring nature into your home. Go ahead and read through this list, but the real benefit will come from you printing it out and taping it up to your fridge or pasting it into your journal or adding it to your[…]

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