A gratitude nature walk can provide a fun and easy way to get outside and practice one of the most important virtues that our kids need to grow into happy, healthy, and resilient adults – gratitude!
These nature walks help kids get off screens, enjoy physical activity outside, give them fresh air and sunlight, and help them learn something new.
It’s an incredibly powerful strategy that we can use every single week without our kids growing tired of it because there are endless amounts of things to be thankful for in nature!
In addition to gratitude, our kids are also getting to practice science and STEM! All you have to do is ask them why we should be thankful for that organism or object in nature. Without even knowing it, you and your kids will be discussing ecosystem services. Watch the video below to learn how!
If love nature crafts, check out our nature-inspired thankfulness cards here!
Time stamps for the Video:
- 0:10 – Introduction to Gratitude Nature Walks
- 0:39 – What’s your family’s gratitude tradition?
- 2:10 – Easy step #1 for a gratitude nature walk!
- 4:22 – Easy step #2 for a gratitude nature walk!
- 4:25 – One of our Values in Nature Matters Academy – Life Long Adventurous Learning!
- 5:22 – Examples from my naturehood – Pinyon Pine Trees
- 6:53 – See how I do it with my kids!
- 9:50 – Showing gratitude for ecological systems
- 10:05 – Easy step #3 – Ask questions to prompt your kids
- 10:55 – How can you integrate this practice into your family culture?
If you’re ready to start your own gratitude nature walk, you’ll love:
- Need help getting your kids outside? Grab out checklist for getting kids outside here!
- Want to try a gratitude nature craft? Grab ours here!
- Quieting Ourselves in Nature
Join our community of compassionate and proactive parents
who want their children to be grateful!!! 🙂
At Nature Matters Academy we help families of smart gifted kids by providing moms with tools, skills, and confidence through a nature-based STEM program, so they can leverage all the benefits of nature for learning, self regulation, and healthy childhood development