Activity: Family Nature Bucket List

So, you have read the studies, have seen the advertisements and articles. You know that spending time outside is good for your physical and emotional health. More importantly, you know how good it is for your kids.

Now here’s the real question…what do you do once you’re outside?

The simplest answer is, nothing. You don’t have to do anything outside. Unstructured time outdoors can be very beneficial and may even lead to adventures you wouldn’t have dreamed of. There’s nothing like the imagination of a child to take even simple trips to interesting places.

But maybe this seems too daunting a task. Maybe you’re a person who likes a little more structure, more direction? There’s nothing wrong with that either. In fact, the following activity may be just the organizational tool you need.

bucket listThe idea of a Family Nature Bucket List is simple. Take a bucket, decorate clothes pins with different ideas for outdoor activities, and as you complete each activity you put it in the bucket and watch your memories pile up.

This is a great way to get the entire family’s input on what they want to do while outside and gives you a handy go-to list of things to do when the kids are bored.

Want to get started? Nurture in Nature has a step-by-step guide on how to create your very own nature bucket list.

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One response to this post.

  1. Thanks so much for sharing the love Go Green Youth Challenge! We love your work (and play!) One of the most powerful experiences that inspired me to do the work I do connecting kids and families with nature was right there in Michigan, Mystic Lake Camp way back when I was Waterfront Director in 1995! The outdoors has such wonderful gifts to give both children and adults alike. Have you made your bucket list yet?
    Tania Moloney @ Nurture in Nature Australia

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