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11 books to get your kids excited for camping

Grab your sleeping bags and flashlights and cozy up with some of these fun camping books for kids…. great reads for home or to bring along for a quiet activity at the campsite! We love our library and have taken borrowed all of these and read them with our kids.  You’ll notice they are all linked to Amazon so you can easily find out more information about the books listed[…]

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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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Easy DIY Natural Christmas Tree Ornaments (nature crafts)

At a time when we should all be trying to conserve our plastic consumption, I walk down the Christmas decoration aisle and cringe.  Sorry to put a damper on all the cheer, but have you considered the carbon footprint to all your holiday decorating?  Here is a handful of natural Christmas tree decoration ideas. Sure, some of these still use plastics and such, but making this ornaments from natural treasures[…]

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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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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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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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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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