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I’m always looking for ways to get my kids outside more often. I found a cute book that helps open the conversation about outdoor play during the various seasons. Check out the book and the free printable for ideas on how to get outside with your kids.

Get outside with your kids using this free printable

Bringing the Outside in by Mary McKenna Siddals is a cute story about getting outside and experiencing the different seasons. It’s told in rhyme and was a super fun and quick read aloud!

I love it when books flow and are easy to read. This book definitely checked that box!

Getting Outside

Getting outside with my kids has never been my strong suit. I’m definitely more of an indoor girl at heart, but whenever we do get outside, I always love it and am glad we did. It’s just getting out there that’s hard. Anyone else?!

This book opened my eyes to some small and simple ways I can get my kids outside more often, which is something I’m always striving for.

Simple Fun with Books Free Printable

For this Simple Fun with Books activity, I thought it’d be fun to make some season specific lists of things we can do outside, then put the lists somewhere we can see them often.

I’m all about visual reminders. My brain is so stuffed full of information that sometimes I forget the most important things. Hanging something as a visual cue always helps me be more intentional with my life and my family!

I created this cute little printable to help us make our lists. You can download your own copy for free here or by clicking on the image below.

seasonal list printable

Ways to Get Outside

Here are a few ideas for each season that can help get your imaginations started:

Spring

  • Plant something in the garden
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Look for shapes in clouds
  • Go to the park

Summer

  • Swim
  • Water balloon fight
  • Run around in the sprinklers
  • Play with bubbles

Fall

  • Go on a nature walk
  • Jump in a pile of leaves
  • Visit the pumpkin patch
  • Roast s’mores in a fire pit

Winter

  • Have a snowball fight
  • Drink hot cocoa outside in a blanket
  • Build a snowman

What’s your favorite outdoor activity?

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