Sunday, April 27, 2014

Top 10 things kids can do to connect with nature!

  1. Get outside and explore. Enjoy the outdoors by going for walks, meeting animals at the zoo, and taking hikes through the woods.
  2. Ask lots of questions. Be curious about the world around you – ask and answer lots of questions.
  3. Show and tell. Pick up objects in nature – leaves, pine cones, feathers – and ask what they are and what they do.
  4. Take only what you need. Buy less stuff, reuse what you can, and recycle when you are done with it.
  5. Celebrate the seasons. Celebrate the change of the seasons by picking seasonal flowers for your parents.
  6. Limit screen time. Connect with friends and family by going for walks, playing games, and playing outside –away from a screen.
  7. Grow your favorite foods. Start a garden that grows some of your favorite foods and share them with your family.
  8. Let bugs be. Bugs are our friends, so be careful with them when playing outside and catch and release them from your home.
  9. Turn waste into food. Collect kitchen scraps and compost them outside – they make great food for your garden.
  10. Make an animal friend. Find an animal to be friends with and share your experiences with them – we are all a part of nature!
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