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Walk in the woods: 50 outdoor things your kids will love to do with you

By Melody Bell Wilkes
For the Salisbury Post
You can enjoy the outdoors and make some great memories with your kids if you:
Have a picnic.
Make flower wreaths for your head.
Make a sandcastle.
Collect seashells.
Hunt for earthworms.
Watch a meteor shower.
Make s’mores by the campfire.
Roll down a hill.
Make a tire swing.
Make a grass whistle.
Have a scavenger hunt.
String a dandelion chain.
Press wildflowers.
Build a tree house.
Fly a kite.
Run through the sprinkler.
Tell ghost stories.
Catch fireflies.
Plant a sunflower.
Sleep under the stars.
Ride a bike.
Take a walk in the woods.
Walk in the rain.
Dip net for tadpoles.
Go fishing.
Ride in a paddleboat.
Climb a tree.
Walk through a creek.
Press fall leaves.
Collect dried seeds and make a wreath.
Plant a vegetable garden.
Swim in a lake.
Go on a canoe ride.
Read under a tree.
Fly a paper airplane.
Use a compass.
Find the Big Dipper and the Little Dipper.
Feed the birds.
Watch a spider make its web.
Sing outloud.
Check for rainbows after it rains.
Go to a park.
Throw a ball.
Look for insects.
Wiggle your toes in mud.
Jump in puddles.
Watch the sunset.
Dig in the dirt.
Look at cloud shapes.
Skip stones across the water.

Melody Wilkes is owner of A Walk in the Woods, an environmental education company that provides outreach wildlife programs. Contact her at 704-436-9048 or visit www.awalkinthewoods.us.

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