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Raising Butterflies with Kids

In NATURE SCHOOL, OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

One of our favorite spring and summer activities is to raise our own butterflies from caterpillars. Watching the life cycle of a butterfly is absolutely fascinating, for both kids and adults. My husband and I are always surprised to find ourselves incredibly invested in the health and growth of our little caterpillars and we watch over them like concerned parents. The kids love observing the caterpillars as they inch their way around and explore, they…

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Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt

In OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, PRINTABLES

Kids need adventures, but not every outdoor adventure needs to be deep in the woods, on a mountainside, or next to a river. While those types of adventures are great, adventures can also be found in your own backyard or while exploring your street. We realize that not everyone has easy access to trout streams or acres of wooded areas, but that doesn’t mean that kids can’t observe and connect with the nature that’s around…

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gardening with kids

Gardening with Kids

In GARDENING

A few months ago I decided that the kids and I would plant a garden this year. I used to have a small garden in the backyard before there were any children  in my life (oh, glorious free time!), but busy spring months at work and having two summer babies put my gardening on hold for the last couple years. This year I decided to give it another go. I knew that it would be…

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Friday Favorites: Mother’s Day Gifts for Outdoorsy Moms

In FAVORITE GEAR, FRIDAY FAVORITES

Mother’s Day is just a few weeks away, so for this week’s Friday Favorites post, I thought I’d share a few favorite things from my Mother’s Day wishlist. While I certainly wouldn’t mind breakfast in bed followed by a day at the spa, fun outdoor gear for myself and the family is always at the top of my list. I’ve had my eye on some of this gear for a while, but just haven’t been…

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Strawberry Picking with Kids

In OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Strawberry picking with the kids is one of my all-time favorite spring activities. Every May, I stalk the “Pick Your Own” online calendar of our favorite local farm and dream of the day when we get to gorge ourselves on fresh strawberries. This May will be our 4th year going to the same place to pick strawberries (as well as peaches, blackberries, apples and pumpkins) and I love that my kids are familiar with the orchard…

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Welcome to Run Wild My Child

In MCFAMILY

HELLO THERE! Hi and welcome to RUN WILD MY CHILD, your one-stop shop for all things kid-friendly and outdoorsy. This website is dedicated to getting kids (and parents) outside and back into nature, one adventure at a time. Whether it’s through family travel, nature crafts, forest school lessons or outdoors games and activities, we know that kids are happiest and learn best when they’re outside, exploring and getting their hands dirty.

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