Tuesday, October 11, 2011

#31days of Exploring God's Creation- Barefoot Kids Are Smarter. . . . . . .Day #11

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Exploring God's Creation - Day #11 

"Barefoot Kids Are Smarter" 


Australian kids are being told to "get barefoot, wet, and dirty to make them better adults" 

I tend to agree! 

Here is a list that the kids downunder are being challenged to do in the outdoors:

Fifteen things to do before you're 12
  1. Climb a tree
  2. Build a cubby house
  3. Sleep under the stars
  4. Invent a game that lasts three days
  5. Learn to swim
  6. Catch a wave
  7. Play in the bush
  8. Play in a creek
  9. Visit a national park
  10. Play in the rain
  11. Catch a tadpole
  12. Make a mudpie
  13. Build a sand castle city
  14. Plant something and watch it grow
  15. Learn to ride a bike

Please go to the site here to read the full article which inspired this post and find
out WHY they are saying that being barefoot makes kids smarter! 

It's all part of a movement geared towards getting your children back outdoors-
and we love it! 

Job 35: 11

"Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth, 
and makes us wiser than the fowls of heaven." 

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Amanda-ImpressYourKids:             Coleen-MuralMakerandMore:
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MJ said...

Love this list Kelli! I think we've done it all! The cubby house though, I wonder if that's a tree house or a home fort (we've done the fort). I have always wanted to build a tree house and the kids talk about it too. The trees in our yard just aren't old enough! Maybe at our next home.... anyway, you have been so busy here on your blog. So many wonderful posts, I can barely keep up!! Thanks for all the inspiration! And please yes email me when you are in town! Hopefully everyone will be healthy by then!

Kelli- AdventurezInChild'Rearing said...

thanks MJ! can't wait to hear about your "new digs" - I think cubby house is probably either on the ground or in a tree- either way its a "club house" outdoors for kids- I was thrilled cause we've done it all (and try to on a regular basis) hope every one gets well soon!

ELizabeth said...

Just found your wonderful blog! So inspirational!! I am unschooling our 3.5 year old. I love the points you make in this post, and agree with Scripture on how we should care for the planet!

Shiloh said...

Don't forget learn to jump rope.:)