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- Benefits of outdoor adventure
- Getting out with little ones - where to start
- Exploring in style - outfitted for adventure
- Boys and camping - printable camp checklist
- Extreme sports - introducing your kids to BIG Adventure (safely)
Getting started with little ones
Moms tell me all the time "I'm just not outdoorsy". But, getting out for adventure with your boys doesn't have to be an extreme sport. Nature walks are a great place to start.
You can make it more exciting by calling it an "adventure hike" an "exploration" or an "excursion".
My boys love to carry a backpack with a water bottle, binoculars, field journal and snacks. They always look for a special hiking stick as part of the fun on our adventures.
Take time to notice the details. God's fingerprints are everywhere in nature. If you slow down and look carefully, you will see the hand of the Divine Designer on His wondrous creation.
You never know what adventure a bike ride down the local nature trail my bring.
These Florida Scrub Jays (which are protected) just flew up and landed on our hat, hand, and bikes when we stopped for a water break. It was an amazing experience and an adventure memory we cherish. Remember, don't feed the wildlife. It is imperative for their own safety and sometimes yours. We would not have been touching these birds, except that they just flew up and landed right on us. Exciting stuff!
You don't have to go far for some big adventure. Start small in your own yard or neighborhood park. But, be sure to get outside this summer and make special memories. Your boys will thank you!
5 days of Summer . . .
Red, White, & Blue - Sarah
Adventure 4 Boys - Kelli
(Summer) Travel - Tabitha
Camping Fun - Stephanie
(Summer) Fun - Laurie
(Summer) Learning - Monique
(Summer) Organizing - Sherri
Love for Mom - Christy
Little Style - Julie
(Summer) Salads - Becky
(Summer) Picnics - Jen
(Summer) Reading- Jamie