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Kindness, Gratitude, and Mindfulness in Nature | A shared story

The importance of teaching our children to love nature cannot be underestimated.  It is our health, our happiness, and our future. ~ Ashley, of Look for Little Helpers Parenting is not an easy task.  Aside from runny noses, misplaced teddies, and sibling squabbles we also have to help our children learn how to be citizens of world – how to care for themselves, those around them, and the world itself.[…]

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Your monthly outdoor activity tracker | printable journal page

Jouranaling is one of the best things you can do for overall well being.  And, many would agree that getting outside into nature is one of the best things you can also do for your health… so, what if you combined the two?  What if you could do a quick daily reflection on your outdoor time?  What if you were prompted to plan out some outdoor adventures every month?  Would[…]

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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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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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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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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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Fall activities for kids | activity calendars

Keep that summer fun momentum going right into fall with these outdoor activity calendars.  Print them out and be reminded of all the fall activities for kids and families that you can still enjoy before the weather turns cold. No excuses.  Use these calendars to take away the guesswork of what to go do outside.  Most of these activities are easy and can be done right from home.  And while[…]

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Kids and bear safety | Be prepared

The chances of having a bear encounter on the trail are extremely low.  In Yellowstone National Park, your odds of being injured by a bear are 1 in 2.7 million.  Only about 2 people in the entire US are killed by bears each year. But still, bears are kinda scary.  And, all of life is an odds game, right?  Wouldn’t you want to push the odds just a little more[…]

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How to teach creativity outdoors

How do you teach creativity to kids?  In this nature connections story Addie Broussard shares a few of her own tips and suggestions.  For starters, she takes them outside. Read on to learn more about teaching creativity in the great outdoors. (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[…]

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