There’s so much to do with kids and friends during summer months. This Summertime Fun post is all about taking a hike! Have you been on a nature walk lately? There are tons of benefits to going outside for a walk like help retain memory, increase your Vitamin D, and boosting circulation.
Last week, I took my kids on a couple nature walks. One really adventurous walk meant going past the duplex next to ours and walking down a path/”road” into the field surrounded by woods at the end of our neighborhood. We saw stink week, giant bumblebees, butterflies, grasshoppers, dragonflies, and this dead tree that for some reason has fascinated me for quite a while…
On our treks, my kids collect leaves and flowers and other things with which to make books. I like to collect photos. Nature walks aren’t just for kiddos! When I was younger, I used to hike on trails in the middle of nowhere (aka Arkansas state park trails). I’d bring my waterpurifier and a lightweight tent and some snacks and make a weekend of being in the woods.
My kids aren’t quite ready to go off grid yet. We basically walked a little ways into the woods, and they were sure a bobcat was going to jump out and attack… in the middle of the day. Looks like it’s time for more nature walking and more adventures!!!
What are some of your adventures this summer?
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