Our surroundings are so incredible, and summer is a great time to get outside and learn more about the environment. These awesome hands-on activities are a great way for your child to get a little closer to nature.

 

Disclaimer:

These online children’s recreation programming activities are hosted by MSVU Athletics and Recreation Day Camp staff! The goal is to have some fun, learn something new, and challenge your mind. These activities are “use at your own risk,” so don’t work beyond your capability and seek help if you need it. Remember, safety first! Children should not participate in these activities without the permission of a parent or guardian. We hope you enjoy this free programming!

woman standing in a forrest

Week #4: Tic Tac Toe

Supplies:

  • 4 sticks around the same length
  • 10 things to use as markers (e. g. five rocks & five shells)

man in the forrest wearing a backpack and hat

Week #3:  Scavenger Hunt

Supplies:  

Water to drink – it’s important to stay hydrated!
Hat
Sunscreen

 

Items to find:

Pinecone
Green Leaf
Brown Leaf
Wildflower
Spider Web
Feather
Bug
Seed
Grass
Pine Needles
Bird
Water
Cloud
Flying Insect
Round Rock
Colourful Rock
Rough Object
Smooth Object
Fallen Branch
Treasure (To You!)

 

a persons hand demonstrating how to start a nature bracelet with a leaf

Week #2:  Nature Bracelet

Supplies:

  • Tape

person creating a pinecone bird feeder

Week #1:  Pinecone Bird Feeder

Supplies:

  • Pinecones
  • String
  • Bird feed
  • Peanut Butter or Lard