Whether the forecast in your home town calls for rain or shine, there are always plenty of activities to get you and your family outside and active. And using a little bit of creativity, your rainy Saturday afternoon can be turned into a memory that your children will always remember.
Here are a few suggestions from the National Wildlife Federation to get your started:
- The first thing all parents want to teach their family before venturing outdoors is how to stay away from dangerous plants like Poison Ivy. Use these 5 steps to avoid and manage any run-ins.
- Exploration can take place just steps from your front door! Take the kids outside on a scavenger hunt to see what creatures they can find living in your backyard.
- After finding all of the bugs that call your backyard home, create this Bug Jug to get a closer look!
- If the bug jug is a little too close for comfort, try making a soda bottle terrarium instead. Plant a seed, dried bean, or replant something that you found on your scavenger hunt.
- Get a little crafty and dress up in the outdoors with this nature bracelet.
- If it starts to rain, try making art with it.
- To really become one with nature, try camping out in an outdoor fort for a day or night.
For other outdoor activities check out the National Wildlife Federation’s activity finder and see what’s going on in your area.