from Nature-Deficit Disorder
Compiled by Jenny Miller for
MindStretch Travel Adventures
Would your children rather play on their tablets or smartphones than head outside for a bike ride with friends? Do your kids seem to be anxious, unfocused, or sluggish much of the time? They could be at risk of developing nature-deficit disorder (NDD), and a lack of outdoor time could be to blame. For some great outdoor activities that will teach your kids to appreciate nature and encourage them to spend more time outside, read on!
Outdoor Activities that Give Back
Enjoy the outdoors while teaching kids about the environment and conservation.
Join or Host a River Cleanup
Plant a Wildlife-Friendly Garden
Make and Hang Bird Feeders
Plant a Family Tree
Go Gleaning to Reduce Food Waste
Backyard Learning for All Ages
If you’d prefer to stay close to home, there’s plenty to do in your own backyard!
Get Outside with Easy Nature Activities in the Backyard
Learn How to Create a Backyard Treasure Hunt
7 Mind-Blowing Backyard Science Experiments for Kids
28 Ultra-Fun DIY Backyard Games for All Ages
Storm Spotting for Children: At-Home Meteorology
Family-Friendly Nature Outings
Whether you’re hiking, biking, or camping, take your kids out for an outdoor adventure!
Learn How to Go Geocaching with Kids
10 Great Places to Hike with Kids
Mountain Biking with Kids 101
10 Tips for Planning a Camping Trip with Kids
5 Stargazing Adventures for Families with Kids
Sign Up Your Child for a Unique Outdoor Travel Experience with MindStretch Travel Adventures
Whether your family partakes in an outdoor activity that gives back to the community, you head out on a camping trip with your little ones, or you turn your backyard into a science lab or art studio that encourages learning, you’ll be teaching your children to respect and appreciate nature. You’ll also protect your kids from nature-deficit disorder and ensure that they’re receiving the fresh air and natural sunlight they need to feel their best.