We can’t think of any activity more perfect than starting a great family nature tradition.  Teach your young future stewards of the planet how to engage with their environment, take home pine cones for crafts, and get fresh air and exercise while learning the names of bugs, plants and flowers.  These are memories of childhood that they will smile about for years to come. (and it may get you some future help with yardwork!)

Make a nature bag that includes all you need to have fun, inexpensive activities at home.  Stash a magnifying glass, colour cards, organic notebook, hemp twine, leaf viewers, organic blindfold, recycled pencil and soy crayons into a bag and go nuts in nature! Your little ones will never want to come in for dinner.