a preschoooler playing with playmobil animal toys

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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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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Leaf art projects every crafter should try once!

What do you do with all those beautiful (and not so beautiful) leaves your littles collect up on their fall adventures?  Or, maybe you’re like me and it’s not just your kids collecting those leave.  I can’t help but see visions of endless dried leaf art projects as I crunch my way down the sidewalk. So, to resolve this leaf-collection addiction, below is a collection of art with dried leaves[…]

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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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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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Cuddle-worthy winter books for preschoolers

Looking for some kids books to cuddle up with?  Here’s a list of some of our wintertime favorites.  Below you’ll find a mix of fun books and educational books, some new books and some classics.  But, they’re all great winter books for preschoolers and early elementary-aged children…. oh, and you might enjoy them too! For your convenience all the images link right to the book on Amazon.  Any purchases you[…]

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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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