a collection of natural christmas tree ornaments to make and decorate with

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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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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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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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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Invite nature to dinner with these simple fall table decorations

Bring nature inside and make it the centerpiece of your thanksgiving dinner with these simple and inexpensive fall table decorations. Below you’ll find a collection of diy tablescape ideas perfect for your thanksgiving table or mantelpiece. (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 and[…]

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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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collage of kids and families being connected in nature

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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The face of a grizzly bear

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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