Daily Survival Guide - March 21, 2020

Fight cabin fever by heading to the great outdoors, even it's just your own backyard. Here are five ways to get kids out and into the fresh air.

 

Make a bird feeder

Remember all that toilet paper you bought? Turn the empty rolls into bird feeders! This is a great way to attract birds to your yard. Check out these easy steps featuring items you already have at home.

 


 

Go on a pond study

Is there a pond nearby to explore? If so, have fun learning all about what is living and growing in it. Pro tip: dress to get messy!

Bring along the following items to enhance your experience:

- Nets (for catching tadpoles, insects, and other living things)

- Bucket or bowl (to collect water samples)

- Magnifying glass (to examine your finds)

- Binoculars (for observing birds)

 


 

Press flowers

Know those weeds that are flowering in your yard? Let your kids gather the flowers for pressing. It's simple to do – collect flowers, place between two sheets of paper, sit a book on top, and allow to dry. Feeling more crafty? Use your pressed flowers and contact paper to make decorative window clings.

 


 

Compost at home 

If you don't already compost your kitchen waste, you can invest in one or make your own! This is a great activity for teaching kids about garbage and gardening.

 


 

Have a backyard camp out

Practice social distancing in your backyard with a mini-camp out! Roast marshmallows, sing camp out songs, and gaze at the stars. Best part, you can always head inside if the mosquitoes start to drive you crazy.

 

 

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