During my childhood, my Mom had a classic saying; “Go outside and air the stink off ya.”
Which was basically code words for “you’re driving me bonkers-go find something to do…”
SO, outside we would go.
The moment I uttered that EXACT.SAME.PHRASE to my own rugrats, I had a moment of pure mortification (dear Lord, I have turned into my mother!). I also realized she was right and the kids NEEDED to be outside more.
So here’s a Friday Quickie Tip for a no-fuss-no-muss outside activity:
Take a Nature Walk. This doesn’t have to be a mountainous hike at a National Park, it can just be a jaunt around the local park or a stroll by the local lakes. I saw this image in a past issue of MaryJanesFarm.org and I love it and can’t wait to try it.
Hiking Bracelet:Wrap a piece of 2″ wide duct tape loosely around your child’s wrist-sticky side OUT. While he/she is walking around encourage them to gather flowers, leaves, twigs and berries and stick these little treasures on their “bracelet.” Once home they will have a fun time looking over their findings and even doing some advanced info gathering thanks to sites like www.discovertheforest.org