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Simple Cardboard Vase Activity Encourages Kids To Explore The Great Outdoors

Ah, spring is in the air! Can you feel it? I don't know about you, but I absolutely love nature walks. So now that the weather is getting warmer, nature walks are on the agenda.

But what can you do to make them even more fun for the kids? Somebody clever came up with a fantastic idea. Check it out.

Kids may not always be very excited to go for a walk.

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After all, their attention span is a lot shorter, so, naturally, they could get bored. Am I right? But, hold on a minute — that won't be a problem if you do this.

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What if you gave your kids an activity that they can do while on a nature walk?

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Wouldn't that be a lot more fun? I think so. Keeping kids occupied is the main idea behind this. So let's dive right into it, shall we?

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So the concept is quite simple. Let your kids draw a vase on a piece of cardboard.

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Then you can poke holes above the vase. During your walk, the kiddos can pick up flowers, plants, and similar items and poke them through the holes.

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Oh my goodness, isn't this the cutest idea ever?

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I'm blown away by how simple yet interactive this is. Now your nature walk with the kids will take on a new meaning. They will be eager to get out there, no?

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It would also be a great idea gift idea.

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Let the kiddos pick the flowers and then hand this over to their favorite teacher or grandma. It could be like a homemade card. What do you think of that idea?

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Who knew that being in nature could be so much fun?

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I bet your kiddos will gain a new appreciation for going on family walks from now on, huh? Don't you wish you knew about this a long time ago?

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Look at all those fantastic flower arrangements the kids made.

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Aren't they so creative and stunning? Any mom would be proud to receive something as cute as this. You can also frame it and display it in the house somewhere if you dry out the flowers.

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I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who thinks this is a great idea.

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Many parents chimed in, saying how much they love the simplicity and educational value of this. You could even teach the kiddos about different flowers while they pick them.

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So would you do something like this to engage your kids on your nature walks?

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I think it would make for a much better experience for both of you, no? I can see the kiddos having loads of fun with this idea.

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