Rain or shine, anytime is a great time to get outside and explore. Whether it’s visiting your local zoo, spending the day at the beach, or having a picnic in your backyard, engaging in outdoor exploration is a great way for kids to stay active and healthy, learn about nature and develop important math and science skills.
PBS KIDS loves the great outdoors! From WILD KRATTS to THE CAT THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! and DINOSAUR TRAIN, we’re always up for an outdoor adventure. You and your children can learn and explore outside with PBS KIDS, too. Here are a few tips, ideas and activities to get you started.
“Explore the Outdoors” with PBS stations and local parks. Get a list of participating locations and dates (pdf). Or, explore anytime with these 12 tips.
Go on a nature treasure hunt with Buddy and his friends from Dinosaur Train. Become a nature tracker!
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Looking for more? We’ve pulled together a few more ideas to help you explore your outdoors today with these great activities to get you started!
Wrap up a rainbow to go with this creative and colorful culinary concoction. That’s a wrap!
In a hurry? Don’t worry! Grab a fruity, nutty and irresistibly sweet granola bar.
Curb your mid-hike appetite with this delicious homemade trail mix featuring your favorite munchables.
Help build your child's literacy skills and strengthen the home school connection with lunch notes featuring jokes, riddles, history facts and more.
Create a sensory bag and learning tool with shaving cream, freezer bags, and stickers.
Transform practicing into a rewarding activity with these tips.
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