Wednesday, March 25, 2020

11 Nature Activities to Enjoy While Social Distancing

11 Nature Activities to Enjoy While Social Distancing

11 Nature Activities to Enjoy With Your Family While Social Distancing

Spring is here! If you are looking for a few more ideas, here are a few that I put together:
  1. Go for a walk in your neighborhood. Try to remain quiet and just observe what you see and hear.
  2. Go for a walk in a preserve if it is permitted in your area. Keep track of the changes in nature on each visit.
  3. Create a bird haven. You can order supplies to create your own bird friendly yard or even purchase them at a supply store if they are open.
  4. Take a magnifying glass outside in your yard and see what you can spy on a microlevel.
  5. Create stone and stick sculptures. You can even use all sorts of other nature materials that you may have in your yard such as wood chips, pine cones and more.
  6. Practice yoga outside. Great for all ages! 
  7. Take out a sketch pad or a journal and let the creative juices flow while being surrounded by nature!
  8. Take turns creating nature scavenger hunts. Let each family member have a turn creating a nature scavenger hunt for the others.
  9. Take nature photos. It can be a lot of fun to see what you can capture in photo or practice your technique.
  10. Grow a garden. Gardens come in all shapes and sizes! You can grow flowers or veggies or fruit. You can grow in a large plot out back or a terra cotta pot on the deck.
  11. Create a fairy garden. You don't even need to purchase anything. You can cobble it from nature -- stones, sticks, fronds, bark and more!
11 Nature Activities to Enjoy While Social Distancing


  1. These are fantastic ideas. Hoping that the weather cooperates and we can do some of these soon!

  2. Great ideas--I adore fairy gardens!

  3. Great ideas--now if it would just warm up a bit. I'm in the Chicago burbs, too, and eagerly awaiting sunshine and daffodils!