Embrace the Summer with Nature Play

Embrace the Summer with Nature Play

As summer unfolds, there's no better time to encourage kids to step outside and explore the wonders of nature. At KID, we believe in the power of play to spark imagination, foster creativity, and build lasting memories. This summer, let's embrace the great outdoors (with or without the sun!) with some fun ways to enjoy nature play with your little ones.

1. Nature Scavenger Hunts

Turn your backyard or local park into an adventure playground with our Nature Discovery Set. Create a list of items for your kids to find, such as different types of leaves, rocks, flowers, or even bugs. Equip them with the binoculars and magnifier from the set to examine their finds closely. The laminated discovery cards and foldable cardholder will help them identify and learn about each item, turning the scavenger hunt into an educational experience.

2. DIY Nature Crafts

Collect twigs, leaves, and pebbles during your nature walks and transform them into beautiful crafts. Encourage your kids to create nature-inspired art using their collection as stamps or paintbrushes. This hands-on activity fosters creativity and gives them a deeper appreciation for the materials provided by nature.

3. Outdoor Storytime

Create a cozy outdoor reading nook using blankets and pillows. Let your kids bring their favorite animal figures or dolls to join in the storytime. Reading stories about forests, animals, and adventure will inspire their imaginations and make them feel connected to the characters and settings. If you are looking to expand your library, check out our book and audiobook selection.

4. Garden Play

If you have a garden, involve your kids in planting flowers, vegetables, or herbs. Provide them with child-friendly gardening tools. This not only teaches them about the lifecycle of plants but also instills a sense of responsibility as they care for their little garden. To add another fun element to their garden adventures, check out The Grimms Small World Play set's flower feature to complement their gardening activities.

5. Obstacle Courses and Active Play

Set up a fun obstacle course in your yard using tents, tunnels, planks, and other toys. Encourage your kids to climb, jump, crawl through and balance as they navigate the course. Active play helps develop their motor skills, coordination, and confidence. 


Nature play offers countless benefits, from boosting physical health to nurturing a sense of wonder and environmental stewardship. This summer, let’s encourage our children to unplug, step outside, and discover the beauty of the natural world.