15 Minutes Nature Walks
We have every Nature Walk you can imagine - and then some!
Go on a Colour Walk
Search for the colours of the rainbow along your short walk
Get under the trees
It feels good to walk beneath the leaves and get up close to a cool tree trunk on a warm day- give it a try as you play hide and seek amongst the nearby trees and shrubs.
Set challenges along the way like hop over the lines, freeze where there is different colour, balance walk along straight lines, jump over puddles,
Make daisy or flower chains
Gather flowers to make chains & bracelets
Take snaps of interesting things you find outdoors and kids can draw them later while indoors
Leave signs or secret messages in the hollow of a tree for a friend or sibling to find. You could link in with another family to add to the fun for your older kids.
Have a challenge to find the most unusual nature treasure on your route. Think sticks, stones, shells, features, leaves and much more.
Make a leaf chain
Gather interesting leaves to make a chain
Mini picnic outside
Check out the weather outside
Play the weather forcast game - everyone takes turns to report to weather outside : What it feels like, sounds like, look like: wind, sun, clouds, rain, temperature
Photo Scavenger Hunt
Using your phone or camera on a short stroll together, challenge kids to take photos of the items in the Photo Scavenger Hunt. Click on the link to find this fun activity, which will have kids tuning into Nature and observing the world around them within a few minutes.
Find a Story Stone
Give a stone a story or take a Story Stone with you, sit down in a sheltered spot and create a story together using what is all around you today. Engage all the senses.
Photo Scavenger Hunt - Benefits
Check out the link for how this simple activity packs a lot of Nature and developmental punch for our kids. You can see how simple, fun, activities like these are all you need to tempt your kids outdoors.
Stone balancing challenge
Who can build the tallest tower?