Family Activity Ideas

Forests are places where you can strengthen family bonds. These activities will help you teach children how to appreciate and understand the natural world around them. Chances are you’ll also have fun watching your child’s face light up with wonderment and curiosity. With the Nature Activities for Families from Project Learning Tree children can observe the annual change of seasons, and investigate why leaves of deciduous trees change color in the fall as well as learn how tree rings show patterns of change in a tree’s life.

Take a Child Outside Week September 24—September 30 Annually

Take A Child Outside Week is a program designed to help break down obstacles that keep children from discovering the natural world. By arming parents, teachers and other caregivers with resources on outdoor activities, our goal is to help children develop a better understanding and appreciation of the environment in which they live, and a burgeoning enthusiasm for its exploration. Take A Child Outside Week has many activities to get families active in their natural environment.

Nature Rocks!

The Nature Conservancy Nature Rocks! program provides families with an activity finder that filters activities by time, age, location, or weather to find simple, fun and creative ways for your kids and family to explore nature.