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.

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Bursts of color and beauty, butterflies are a delight to behold.  And as they play...
Earth Day is an excellent time to focus on nature and the importance of a...
Ah, Spring. The days grow longer and warmer. The critters are once again flitting and...
Spring is a true gift from nature. After a long and hard winter, people and...
They’re fat, colorful, and full of carotenoids. And they may just be the key critter...
This post is about one of our absolute favorite parts of nature: owls. Have you...
They fall from the sky, capturing our awe— snowflakes. These tiny, beautiful shapes are gifts...
Building a snow fort or a snow cave is one of those winter outdoor activities...
Like us, the natural world runs at a slower pace in the winter. Fewer creatures...
It’s not the most glamorous topic but scat, or poop left behind by an animal,...

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