On my blog, Save Green Being Green, I make a big deal about Earth Week and take that occasion to really give people ideas on how to make small changes towards a greener lifestyle. You can find ideas year round on my my blog, but this Earth Week I challenge you to get outside every day. To help you meet his challenge, I am going to provide you with a list of ideas.
- Go for a walk/run.
- Take a bike ride.
- Have a picnic outside.
- Grill your food.
- Have a campfire.
- Play catch with your homemade Milk Jug Catch Game.
- Visit a nature center.
- Go to the beach to play in the sand.
- Hang your clothes on the line.
- Lay on the ground and look at the shapes in the clouds.
- Pick up trash alongside a road or at a park.
- Make a Trash Pick-Up Stick.
- Take storytime outside.
- Go play at a park.
- Jump in puddles.
- Work up your garden or start putting one in.
- Build a raised garden bed,
- Build a fairy house.
- Make fairy wands and magic fairy potions.
- Head to a National Park (FREE Admission during Earth Week!)
- Make Homemade bubbles & blow bubbles.
- Try out this Giant Bubble Maker.
- Make & hang up a Pinecone Bird Feeder or Milk Jug Bird Feeder.
- Start some seedlings or host a Seed Starting Playgroup.
- Go on a frog/turtle hunt (check out places with ponds or marshy areas.)
- Pick up a bird identification book and go to a wooded area and see what ones you can spot.
- Go overnight camping or day-camping. Or even just setting up a tent in your backyard is fun!
- Go geocaching.
- Go canoeing or kayaking.
- Pick dandelions out of your lawn.
- Learn to skip a stone across water.
- Create & conduct an outdoor scavenger hunt.
- Collect leaves and flowers to press and make prints from.
- Take a night hike and learn about noctunral creatures, the moon & constellations.
- Go on a bug hunt and explore and identify bugs up close.
- Build a fort outside (use the sheet you use inside, some clothespins & be creative!)
- Pick berries (this will be dependent on your region of the country)
- Go fishing.
- Climb a tree.
- Create a nature notebook (encourage your child to write/draw things they are intrigued by when you spend time outdoors.)
- Just sit and relax. Breathe in the fresh air.
What other ideas can you share to encourage others to get outside? Be sure to check out Save Green Being Green during Earth Week to see which of these things we are going to do this year.
So many terrific ideas for things to do outside. It has been so windy here I am hoping we will be able to go out today:)
After the heat wave we are having here in NY, it is great to see activities to keep them busy outside.
Rose Powell says
First thing what is geocaching? Also, The Fairy Items on the list are absolutely adorable and creative!!!! You have quite the knack and talent for coming up with adorable projects for the kiddos, thank you for sharing!
Geocaching is like treasure hunting. You enter GPS coordinates in to a GPS unit (not the kind you use in a car) and then you go on a hunt. Some caches are just a list and you write down day/time you were there on the little notebook, while other cashes are in a box and have trinkets and and notebook(again, note that you found it), but then with the trinkets you take 1 out and put in a new one that you brought.