Childhood should involve countless hours chasing fireflies, making mud pies, and building forts. These are the essential elements of the childhood experience—not devices and crammed schedules.

We’ve screened every suggested activity with a “real life” filter taking into account busy schedules, competing screen time, the gargantuan effort it can sometimes take to get kids outside.

 

This Activity Finder will only grow like a weed so check back often! And feel free to send us your own ideas as well!

Activity Key

Forest
Birds/Birding
Insects
Amphibians & Reptiles
Mammals
Urban Nature
Rainy Day Activity
Gardening
Marine Life
Backyard
A beautiful, spiritual and simple way to explore nature creatively is to make mandalas together...
Nature art and nature crafts are great ways to get your kids outdoors, observing nature,...
Play is really the work of childhood- Fred Rogers As parents, we should encourage as...
Birding can be a wonderful lifelong hobby that allows kids to build patience, concentration, powers...
The suspense. The thrill. The discoveries. What kid doesn’t LOVE a scavenger hunt. Setting your...
It’s small. It’s simple. And it’s likely to become a favorite spot for nature observation...
Adopting the perspective of a wild animal can help children experience the outdoors in a...
Nature’s aquariums—tide pools are places of wonder and discovery. Your child will be fascinated by...
For those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere, summer is soon ending, school...
  Stargazing with kids is a fun way to enjoy the night sky and nurture...

Sign up for updates from Childhood by Nature

A Nature Crash Course Straight to your Inbox