Connecting Kids to Nature

January 23, 2020

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    How do you incorporate nature during the winter with your son? That was a question I was asked recently and wanted to share a few ideas on how to get kiddos outside in the winter snow.⁣

    I still go to my favorite hiking trail and take Jalen. He sometimes walks, sometimes I push him in the stroller which if you hit a snow patch #workout 😂. ⁣

    As we are on our walk we do our 5 senses activity. Often he will start it and just pause and say mama what do you hear right now? We work through the senses I let him eat the clean white snow and taught him yellow snow = 👎🏽 to eat. ⁣

    We look for bird and squirrel nests in the trees, we pause to look at animal prints in the snow, and talk about animals that hibernate. I will also preface he doesn’t got to daycare or preschool right now. Since I have a teaching degree I can throw together loose lesson plans. ⁣

    Usually after our walks we head to the park which as long as you have snow pants on is still quite a bit of fun for kids. Plus the parks are empty in the winter in Minnesota🤷🏼‍♀️

    Jalen also has a nature journal so if we collect any sticks, rocks, leaves that have fallen off trees he will bring them back to draw in his journal. If we see a cool waterfall, river or a random basketball lying in the woods he might draw that as well. I label and date it and keep it in a safe space. ⁣

     

     

    I would love to know how you connect kiddos to nature if you have any other ideas to share?

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    I'm an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor Personal Trainer & Yoga Teacher who specializes in helping you live a cyclical life to help you heal your hormones. 

    categories

    Ayurveda

    Menstrual cycle

    Seasonal Living

    Hallmark Channel

    popular posts

    Should women do HIIT workouts all month long?

    Ayurvedic Approach to Menstrual Cycle

    How to do a castor oil pack

    Hi, I'm Andrea