Nature Printables and Resources

Welcome to your Take Them Outside Resource Library!

Take a look around.  You’re welcome to download and enjoy everything I create and put into this library.  Please let me know if you have any difficulties with accessing these files.  Please feel free to let others know about this page, but please don’t share the password:)

Please be respectful of my time and effort in creating these resources.  Do not re-create or re-sell them.


 Outdoorsy Family Activity Calendars

These calendars are full of nature exploration, outdoor play, and family adventure ideas… for a fun outdoor family time!

4 weeks of Nature Fun Bucket list & Calendar

Download the 4 weeks of nature fun printables here

Fall Outdoor Activity Calendar, 2021

Download the October Calendar Here

December Activity Calendar, 2021

a printable calendar for December with outdoor activity suggestions

Download the Winter Calendar here

Weekly Nature Activity Schedules

If your family could use a daily reminder of nature activities for the summer, these schedules might be perfect for you:)

Download the colour version here

Download the black & white version here

Download the rainbow version here


Monthly outdoor activity tracker

printable journal page to track outdoor time

Download the journal page here


Outdoor Summer Reading Challenge

Get your kids bringing their books, paper, and pens outside this summer!  This set includes reading activities all with an outdoor or nature focus.  Use it just for the kids or get the whole family involved.  There’s also a reading log if you’d like to track the books as well.

Want to read about the challenge?  Here’s the article.

young girl reading a book laying on a towel at the beach and image of printable summer reading challenge

Download the Outdoor Reading Challenge and Log package here

Printable Nature Activities and Scavenger Hunts

Finding Nature Scavenger Hunt

This Green-Space Scavenger hunt is perfect for a trip to the local park or a walk around your neighborhood.  It’s geared towards younger children and families.

Download the colour version here

Download the black & white version here

Around the Neighborhood Scavenger Hunts

These 2 scavenger hunts are perfect for walking around your town. One will get you and your kids doing specific activities and visiting places while the other is more a ‘search and find’ type hunt.

image of getting to know your neighborhood activity sheet
image of neighborhood scavenger hunt

Download the complete set here


Go Play in Nature Printable Bingo-Game

This is a bingo-type nature printable.  The items on this list are all related to playing, investigating, creating, and being kind with nature.  This activity is geared towards preschoolers and elementary-aged kids and families.

An image of a printable outdoor scavenger hunt for families

Download the colour version here

Download the black & white version here


Go Play in the Woods Fortune Teller Game

This is a foldable fortune teller (also called a cootie catcher).  It is geared towards younger children and families and would be fun to play out in a wooded park or natural area.  If you need help folding this, try a you-tube search for fortune teller or cootie catcher.  Sorry, I haven’t made a video yet, but hopefully will get to that soon:)

image of a printable nature activity fortune teller or cootie catcher game

Download the ‘Go Play in the Woods’ Fortune Teller Game Here


Outdoor Scavenger Hunt for Families

This scavenger hunt is a little more involved and may take a few outings to find everything.  It was created with large city green-spaces or urban parks in mind.  It is geared towards elementary aged children, but I think families of all ages could have fun with this.

Image of a printable outdoor scavenger hunt

Download the colour version here

Download the black & white version here


Outside in the City Scavenger Hunt

Looking for a reason to get out and closer to nature in the city?  This city scavenger hunt is geared towards older children and families.  There are a lot of items on the list and it will be very hard to find them all in one outing…. just more reasons to get out again and again until the whole list is found!

Image of printable city scavenger hunt for families

Download the colour version here

Download the black & white version here


 Getting to Know your Campsite Scavenger Hunt

This scavenger hunt will help kids orient themselves to their campsite, the surrounding area, and the nearby amenities.  It’s intended that parents and children do this scavenger hunt together and use it as a tool to discuss safe boundaries and finding their way around the campground.

Download the color version here

Download the black & white version here


The Campground Scavenger Mega-Hunt

This one is a biggie for large busy campgrounds.  The intention is that it will take your family a while to complete it.  This scavenger hunt would work well as a game with teams taking photos of the discovered elements.

Download the color version here

Download the black & white version here


Signs of Fall Scavenger Hunt

Download the color version here

Download the black and white version here


Counting Fall Scavenger Hunt

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Download the black and white version here


Spring RV Checklist

Download the Springtime RV Checklist here


Camping & Hiking Printables

Car Camping Packing Lists and Planner Pages

This is the ultimate car camping packing list and planner pages for stress-free ‘lazy-mom’ camping!  This printable list has everything you need (without the extras), but also gives you a few spaces to add any additional items.  The neat thing about this list is that there are also packing lists for your kids to organize and pack their own items too!  And, did I mention these lists are cute?

Download the Camping Packing Lists Here


Family Camping Playbook – Planner & Printables

Ready to get control of your family camping planning, prepping, and packing…  and get some new camping activities, printables, journal pages, games, and more?

Sorry, this isn’t a free resource:(

But, because you’re all part of the Take Them Outside Community, I will give you a coupon code to get a 30% discount!

30% off coupon code= GetOutside

Grab the Family Camping Playbook Here in my shop

Or, head over to the Etsy shop to purchase it through Take Them Outside on Etsy


Day Adventures Backpack Packing Lists

Be ready for adventure with these grab and pack day-hike packing lists.  These lists are geared towards the family that likes to be prepared when they’re out adventuring, but don’t want to worry about forgetting anything on the trail.

Download the Day-Pack Packing Lists here

 

Please be respectful of my time and effort in creating these resources.  Do not re-create or re-sell them.

Feel free to copy and distribute these for your school, class, scout group, family, or library:)