Do you ever read an article in a magazine and think to yourself, "That's good information"? Well, whenever that happens to me, I rip out the article (unless of course the magazine is not mine) and put it in a designated folder. Recently I re-read one of those articles and wanted to share it's findings with you all. The article is about getting outdoors.
Did you know that research shows when you are outside it sparks creativity, helps your health, and can improve kids grades and attention in school? And it's free!!
Here are some tips of things to do while you are outside -
1. Go letterboxing visit www.letterboxing.org to see if there is a letterbox in your area. Or start one as a family.
2. At night go outside and count stars or listen for night creatures (owls, bats, crickets, frogs, lightning bugs, etc.) and tell stories about them. For added fun, we like to lay down on a blanket or on a lounge chair. (It's easier on the neck.) You can go to www.stardate.org for stargazing info and tips.
3. Sign up to be a local scientist at www.citizenscience.gov/#. They love it when citizens to collect data about the natural surroundings such as the Project Pigeon Watch or the Great Sunflower Project to help the bees.
4. Count how many trees are in your neighborhood then classify them - flowering trees, fruit trees, climbing trees, etc.
5. Pretend you are all on the home owner's association board to find the most beautiful lawn in your neighborhood. Who would get the prize? Is there a tie? What makes that lawn so beautiful?
6. Go on an angel scavenger hunt! We have created a custom made scavenger hunt for you and your angel on our Kid's page (accessible with purchase.)
These are just some fun ways to get outside, get going, and create memories as a family. Memories that your kids will cherish and probably pass on to their kids.
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