Happy Earth Day my friends .. it is finally a beautiful day here in Kansas City and life is getting busier with the garden and other outside projects. We’re currently carving out a little spot for a strawberry patch to add to our growing list of fruits and berries in the backyard.
I wanted to remind you all of our first Spring Family Nature Hike coming up this Sunday at 3:30 at the Parkville Nature Sanctuary. We usually meet at the front parking area, but take a look at the details here. Also, the May hike has been cancelled but we will have another one in June and maybe a couple of hikes in the summer. Look for details on a Five and One trip to Beanstalk Children’s Garden this summer. It is a fantastic place to get inspired and we will be doing a tasting tour of some of the tasty fruits and veggies they have growing. It is a great place to explore garden life and the five senses with children.
Enjoy this beautiful day connecting to nature with your family!
the photo above is one that I took of my family while we were exploring a trail with many caves in the Lake of the Ozarks.
Join us again this Spring for local hikes on some nearby Kansas City trails. Click on the image above for the schedule of hikes. All families are welcome to join us in building community while we explore the nature that surrounds us. If you are not local, find your nearby trails and have fun exploring with your family.
View this post from last Spring for some great resources for connecting with your family through nature this season.
Please join us for local kansas city family nature hikes this summer. Click here for a schedule of upcoming hikes and please come and join in our love for exploring nature and pass this on to your children.
For those of you outside of the kansas city area that would like to start a nature hiking club of your own, here is a great resource from the Children and Nature network to guide you.
Hiking and exploring our natural world are favorite activities for our family. Whether it is hiking on one of the many nearby trails in our city, our own backyard, or on a vacation to explore the terrain that is not as familiar, we find beauty and surprise in the landscape and cherish that time together. It is a time where we can connect with nature, with each other, and with friends that join us on our hikes. Right now the temperatures are perfect for venturing out on a family hike and here are a few resources you may find useful for your own family hike. Soon, I will be sharing some dates for Five and One Family Nature Hikes planned for this spring and summer.
Imagine Childhood has a great activity for Earth Day Falling in love with the world. Also view their spring guide below with great nature products, activities, and recipes. When you open the guide, roll over the images for the information links.