Give kids your old point-and-shoot digital cameras and send them outside with a list of items to find. You will have to adapt to your area. Examples: a tall tree, funny face, shadow, stick, leaf, flower.  

  • Be as specific as your kids can handle.
  • Draw pictures next to words for non-readers.
  • Easily switchable to indoors.

Go Easy On Yourself

Print this list of 18 common outdoor items for kids to find.

Good job! This find saved you valuable time! Now, while the kids are outside, go make yourself a cup of tea and put your feet up, my friend. Do NOT look at the news.