The beginning of school also means the beginning of fall. And with fall comes cool weather. My favorite seasons are spring and fall because they offer the perfect weather for getting outdoors. I confess that during the excruciating heat of summer, you will more than likely find me indoors. So by the time autumn rolls around, I am itching to get outside.
I am lucky that my son loves nature. His happiest times are flipping rocks over to find bugs or wandering down a path in the woods. But sometimes it’s nice to try something new or to go outside with a purpose. The following books have some great ideas for fun things to do outside with your children.
As a first step to a more organized nature exploration, I put together a nature backpack for Monster. I included a couple of blank books for nature journals (one for each of us), colored pencils, binoculars, a magnifying glass, a ziploc bag for collecting specimens, and some field guide apps and the Geocaching app on my iPhone. Hopefully, this is just the beginning of many fun outdoor adventures.
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