Ways to Connect With Nature

Yes Spring has well and truly sprung around here and we find ourselves in the midst of Easter. Around these parts we've not really felt much of a difference except for the toddler groups being cancelled till the end of this month. So what do we do to entertain the children during this time? Here are several ways in which to connect with nature in what is quickly turning into my favourite season.


The first of these is geocaching.  For us the hobby is well and truly ingrained into our lives and if we are at a loss as to what to do then we often find ourselves out and about in the countryside marvelling at the beauty of nature and participating in a hunt (akin to an Easter egg hunt) that never ends.


Of course you don’t need to go far in order to get outdoors. We have been enjoying time outside in the garden and have been planting our own vegetables. Carrots, potatoes and rhubarb are things we have recently planted outside. 


And the fun doesn't stop there. How about taking the art supplies outside and having fun with them. Why not try out some chalk drawing like we have or add some food dye to some bubble mix and pop them over paper.


If you like recycling products and wish to make things of educational value then creating a windsock may be more your thing.  You could also make a little rain gauge to measure rain fall and how about a sun dial.


A lot can be created from flowers. Daisies make lovely daisy chains, small flowers can be included in sensory bottles, you could float dandelions on water or press them and use them on your cards. 


Spring also spells the time for new birth with a number of baby animals such as lambs and chicks appearing around the country. Farms have special events around this time educating our youngsters about animals.


Finally use your senses. Listening to the dawn chorus and feeling the earth with your feet can be a pure joy.

What ways do you like to connect with nature?

<Two Tiny HandsDiary of an Imperfect MumDear Bear and Beany

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  1. We love to get outside once spring hits! Love the chalk idea - we've not tried this yet, but I think my son would love it. And you can't beat a visit to the farm in spring with all the lambs - I have such fond memories of that from when I was little. #FamilyFun

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  2. Such a lovely post and I love spring too. I love getting out and exploring but haven't tried geocaching yet! I keep meaning to.But one of the highlights for me has to be my feet escaping those shoes and feeling the sand between my toes. It was so lovely to walk along the beach bare foot at the weekend. #FamilyFun

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    1. Popping back to say thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime 🎉

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  3. Camping is best for the dawn chorus!! When your outside and woken by birds, lots of birds instead of toddlers it's pretty cool. I've not geocached in months feel ashamed to admit that!! Lol! ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬

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  4. I'm so with you, getting out is so good for the soul. And it doesn't have to mean expensive days out, enjoying chalk drawings on the patio can be just as much fun as geocaching!
    #MMBC

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  5. We love exploring outdoors and going on a big hunt! Some great suggestions here x #SharingTheBlogLove x

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  6. This will be my first summer with baby, and I cannot wait to get outside with him! We didn't have long to take walks after he was born in September before it got cold outside.
    We live right by a really great zoo, so I'm sure that we will invest in some season passes. :-)
    Thanks for sharing #sharingthebloglove

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  7. we love getting out and walking the dog anywhere and everywhere. The beach is one of my favourites #familyfunlinky

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  8. We love art in the garden and chalk is high on that list for my girls too! #sharingthebloglove

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  9. We love to be outside as soon as the weather is nice. But we also love spending time in the garden. I've just brought some chalk for the girls and I know they are going to love it! Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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  10. Ahh I love this! The chalk rainbow is lovely! Being outdoors is so lovely! #sharingthebloglove

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  11. We love getting out in the garden too!

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