3 generations. 1 simple question. What
did you like to do for fun as a kid?

#RediscoverNature

3 generations. 1 simple question. What did you like to do for fun as a kid?

#RediscoverNature

10 Simple Nature Activities 10 Simple Nature Activities
Count Tree Rings
Ever wonder how old a tree really is? Find a tree that has been cut down. Then use sandpaper to sand the surface of the stump until it is very smooth. Start at the center and count the rings. Each ring stands for one year in the tree's life.
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Catch and release frogs
Frogs can be found near clean water without a lot of current. A simple net is both the easiest and gentlest way to catch one. Once you’ve placed your net over your found frog, reach down and place your hands gently around its back, holding on to its hips. Cradled in the net, gently lift it up with its legs pointing straight out behind it.
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Puddle Jumping
Something so silly like puddle jumping actually has amazing benefits. It induces high levels of endorphins which is the body’s source of joy! All you need is a little rain and a little courage to get wet.
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Bird Watching
Canada has a beautiful array of birds to take in at any time of year. All you’ll need is a pair of binoculars and a camera (to capture your findings). With a little research, you’ll find that many parks are in fact birding hot spots and offer birding hikes as part of their natural heritage education programs.
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Go for a hike
Hiking is one of the most popular outdoor activities enjoyed by all ages. Planning hikes near attractions like streams, waterfalls or vantage points is a great way to build anticipation. Take time to identify things along the way. Look for wildlife. Touch and explore along the way.
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Go on a bug hunt
Children are naturally curious about the world and in nature there’s an abundance of insect life to discover. You will need a magnifying glass, clipboard, marker, paper and a jar if you want to collect what you find. Together, collect what you find or count up your discoveries and enjoy the best of math and science.
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Stack and balance rocks
Build your own inukshuk. This simple art piece also acts as a welcome sign to visitors. Begin by collecting rocks of various shapes and sizes. Ones that work best are flat on both the top and bottom. Start by placing the stones on top of one another looking for the best balance. If two rocks won't work together, try turning them over or moving them just a little bit to find a better fit.
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Make a terrarium
Not only are terrariums beautiful to look at, they freshen the air too. To make your own, start by choosing a glass container. Add rocks for drainage followed by a layer of moss. Add 2 to 3” of soil, depending on your plant’s roots. Dig little holes and add your plants. Lightly water your terrarium and you're done.
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Find shapes in the clouds
Find a peaceful piece of green space where you can lie on your back. Be sure to get comfortable (you may be there for a while). Look up and let your eyes adjust to the light and shadows. With a little bit of imagination, you’re bound to find shapes, animals or faces in those clouds.
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A little taste of nature

New peanut-free, Lunch Box bars contain no artificial flavours or colours, 8 grams of whole grains and 20% of daily fibre. Available in Berry and Chewy Chocolate Chip, they’re a perfect lunch box addition or hiking companion.

A little taste of nature

New peanut-free, Lunch Box bars contain no artificial flavours or colours, 8 grams of whole grains and 20% of daily fibre. Available in Berry and Chewy Chocolate Chip, they’re a perfect lunch box addition or hiking companion.

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