Plant a garden!
Now that it’s warm, it’s the perfect time to get your hands a little dirty and plant some native species! Plant vegetables or see what kind of pollinators you can attract with different flowers.
Have a picnic
. Pack up a lunch and head to your local nature park or a nearby green space.
Go on a treasure hunt
. Visit this informational packet
for a printable “nature treasure hunt” list.
Make a bird feeder
. Have old toilet paper roles? Paste on peanut butter, top with bird seed, then hang your new bird feeder outside near a window!
Take pictures of nature.
Go outside and observe your surroundings. Does anything stand out to you or catch your eye?
Watch the clouds
. What shapes do you see? Do any of them look like your favorite animal? Create a story about the clouds and their shapes!
Watch the wind!
Use a kite or a pinwheel to watch the wind patterns. Notice what direction it’s blowing and when it dies down.
Engage your senses
. What do you hear? What do you smell? What can you touch?
Build an outdoor fort.
Make a backyard fort and grab a book - or two - to read! Check out this list of books
that have inspired conservation leaders for ideas.
If you try any of these activities, take a picture and then share it with us on Facebook @ChildrenofIndianaNaturePark. Tell us how your family enjoyed the activities.