Exploring the outdoors is a fun learning experience for kids of all ages. This activity will encourage children to observe the world around them by looking for natural items and collecting them in a unique and reusable container. Enjoy getting outdoors in every season, while enhancing your child’s powers of observation with this Spring Scavenger Hunt activity, straight from the pages of the WinterKids Guide to Active Outdoor Learning.
We were inspired by “I LOVE the Rain” (one of our books of the month) to make little stick rafts for bugs and fairies! We anxiously waited for a rainy day to bring enough puddles and streams, so that we could give this a try. Next time it’s raining where you are, gather your supplies, slip on those rain boots and raincoats, and head outside to create your own stick rafts!
Spring is in the air, it’s a fun time of year to teach the kids about all the new things they can see and do outside whether rain or shine!
Our March books of the month will keep your kids busy and curious as we transition out of winter and into…spring!
Our book of the month for February teaches how nature stays warm and busy when it’s snowy outside. Whether you’re dealing with cabin fever or just looking for a fun new perspective when getting the kids outside in the snow, Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner (author) and Christopher Silas Neal (Illustrator) will reveal nature’s secret life beneath the snow.
Here is a simple activity for kids as you are gearing up for the new season and taking inventory for upcoming snow adventures. This is a great opportunity for kids to familiarize themselves with snow sports gear while working on their measuring skills.
December’s book of the month selections will help inspire a love for skiing and get them excited to say hello to winter…our favorite season!
November’s book of the month selections will give you tools to help increase their awareness and engage their senses as you head outdoors this fall and winter!
Let’s get our bodies ready for winter fun! These stretches and agility challenges will help kids develop the balance, coordination, and quickness needed for many winter sports and activities.
Our picks for October books of the month will fuel curiosity on fall hikes, and help you as a parent or teacher learn creative ways to get outside, even when the weather is “bad”.
An outdoor, dramatic play activity inspired by the book Summer Supper!
After reading the story, children are invited to head to the farmers’ market to buy ingredients and make their own farm-to-fork dish! Succotash recipe card and farmer’s market shopping list downloads are provided in this blog post.
Fall is in the air! Can you feel it? Teach your kids how to fall in love with nature and the changing seasons with these picks for books of the month!
Inspire your kids’ curiosity for ways to eat healthy and local, and for playing in nature, with these picks for book of the month!
Fuel your child’s desire for an active summer outside by teaching them to start a summer outdoor adventure journal.
Our July picks for book of the month are all about kindness, thoughtfulness, and problem-solving skills…and of course, learning while enjoying nature!