This is the third week of David Suzuki’s challenge to take 30 minutes of outdoor activity daily for the month of May. I am having so much fun with the challenge.
He has the right idea for the child in me ~ Playtime. Of course, I have a playmate, my nephew’s son; Baby James.
Here are a few games you can play in nature as suggested by David:
•Hunt for bugs! Try to spot one you’ve never seen before, then find out what it is. (Be sure to put the bugs back where you found them.)
•Grab that kite that’s been gathering dust and fly it in a nearby park.
•Indulge your inner child, and climb a tree or roll down a hill. Or better yet, take a child with you.
•Go on a simple nature scavenger hunt. Search for something feathered, something with legs, something very old, and something changing.
•Invite family or friends for an after-dinner stroll down a green street.
•This weekend, take a hike in a local park or conservation area.
•Head to the nearest woods for a “forest bath.” This Japanese practice improves sleep and increases vigor.
•Get your feet wet: head to the nearest body of water and dip your toes in.
•How long has it been since you’ve skipped stones? Visit your nearest creek or pond and try your hand.
•Make a mud pie. You know you want to.
•Take a walk in a park or a forest and search for animal homes. What kind of creatures lives there?
Most importantly, have fun!