Going a little stir crazy? Here are some fun and safe activities you can do as a family.
Follow a Nature Guide
These waterproof nature guides make a beach walk or hike through the woods a chance to explore nature up close What kinds of seashells are you finding? What birds are you seeing in the trees? What kinds of trees are growing in this forest? It’s a nice way to appreciate all that our beautiful region has to offer, learn something valuable, and get some fresh air and exercise. See some Nature Guides in our store right now.
All Trails Website and App
We love this great, interactive map that can help you find the nearest nature spots to explore with kids and dogs. Want to find an easy, short hike? No problem. Want to take the dog out for a swim? No problem. Just tell the app which criteria you’d like for your adventure, and it will sort the nearest trails that fit your needs.
Clean up the yard and prepare for the growing season ahead. Clean up the beds, throw down some mulch, and plant some perennials. Follow our Early Spring Garden Checklist.
Start Some Seeds
Kids get a kick out of watching things grow. Select some vegetables, herbs, or edible flowers, grab a seed kit, and make an activity of it. Learn about good nutrition and where food comes from. Within days, you’ll see little seedlings appear and can have fun watching them mature. When seedlings are ready, you can move them outside into the yard together, all with a nice sense of accomplishment. Plus – you’ll eat well!
Free Coloring Books from Botanical Interests
If you give your name and email address, they have all kinds of beautiful coloring books you can download and print. Grab some pencils and markers and have a coloring party!
We have a nice assortment of books for kids and adults on nature- and garden-related topics.
Puzzles for Kids
We have nature-related puzzles for kids of all ages. Set up a table and puzzle together.