Fun Outdoor Family Activities

By Luisa Pozzuto May 24, 2018

Summer is a great time to get outside and learn more about the environment. Being a full-time Mom of 3 little ones, we love spending our summer days in the sun-filled yard.  From hunting bugs to making bird feeders, these awesome hands-on activities are a great way for your family to get a little closer to nature.  

Bug Hunting:

They fly, they buzz they can even light up! It's no wonder most kids think bugs are cool. Take some time to observe the bugs in your backyard with your child, and get up close and personal with a magnifying glass. Talk to your child about what colors they are, how they protect themselves (do they sting?), and how they work together to build a home.

Create Rock Art:

Take your kids for on a rock-hunting adventure and gather rocks of all different shapes, sizes, and colors. When you get home, pull out the paints and let your kids go to town decorating them. Encourage them to be creative by painting funny faces or animals on them. When they are dry, store them in a box for safe keeping.

Make a Nature Bracelet:

All you need for this simple craft is tape! Wrap a piece of masking tape around your child's wrist sticky side up, and head out for a nature walk. As you explore, have your child find different items to attach to the tape to make a bracelet. Different flowers, leaves, and even grass all make great additions!

Make a Bird Feeder:

If you want to get a close look at the birds in your yard, a DIY tree feeder will help attract them. Simply string popcorn, berries, raisins, fruit, and anything else you think birds might like to eat on a sturdy piece of string. Loop your string around a tree in your yard and watch as birds flock to your homemade feeding station!