25 Great Holiday Gift Ideas for Outdoor Kids + Giveaway!

Holiday Gift Guide for Outdoor Kids. Rain or Shine Mamma

Ready or not, the holidays will soon be upon us and if you're looking for inspiration for gifts for that special outdoor child of yours, you've come to the right place. I've worked really hard in the past week to put together a list of some of our … [Click to read the full article]

  • Click to Share:
  • Share This Post on Facebook
  • Email this Post
  • Share this Post on Twitter

Outdoor Play Party – Tinkering with Tools

Child-Led Learning: Tinkering with Tools. Rain or Shine Mamma

Child-led, play-based learning is a cornerstone of forest schools and something that I'm a huge proponent of. Even though I occasionally plan learning activities, for example a word hunt in nature, my agenda is not set in stone and my daughters … [Click to read the full article]

  • Click to Share:
  • Share This Post on Facebook
  • Email this Post
  • Share this Post on Twitter

Holiday Gift Guide and Giveaway Sneak Preview

Mud Pants Sofee & Lenee

If you subscribe to my email updates and think the blog has been quiet lately in the past couple of weeks, it's because my RSS feed has been acting up and failed to go out as it should. While working behind the scenes to find a solution to the … [Click to read the full article]

  • Click to Share:
  • Share This Post on Facebook
  • Email this Post
  • Share this Post on Twitter

Outdoor Play Party – Exploring Nashville with Kids

Outdoor Play Party: Exploring Nashville with Kids. Rain or Shine Mamma

I'm very pleased to share that I've been asked to co-host the Outdoor Play Party, a fortnightly link-up of blog posts that focus on getting kids back outside! That means that you will find a lot of outdoor play inspiration gathered conveniently in … [Click to read the full article]

  • Click to Share:
  • Share This Post on Facebook
  • Email this Post
  • Share this Post on Twitter

DIY Forest School IV: Word Hunt in Nature

DIY Forest School IV: Word Hunt in Nature. Rain or Shine Mamma

This is the fourth post in a new series about forest school pedagogy and learning outside from Rain or Shine Mamma. For your convenience I've included links to all the previous activities at the end of this post. This week we’re heading out … [Click to read the full article]

  • Click to Share:
  • Share This Post on Facebook
  • Email this Post
  • Share this Post on Twitter

Book Review: The Truth About Nature

Book Review: The Truth About Nature. Rain or Shine Mamma

Are daddy longlegs the most venomous spiders in the world? Do flying squirrels really fly? And does eating carrots improve your eyesight? These and many other myths are exposed in The Truth About Nature -  A Family's Guide to 144 Common Myths about … [Click to read the full article]

  • Click to Share:
  • Share This Post on Facebook
  • Email this Post
  • Share this Post on Twitter

A Major Milestone for a Couple of Outdoor Kids (And Their Mamma!)

play_outdoors3

It finally happened. The moment I've been waiting for ever since I became a mom a little over six years ago. A major milestone. Big parenting victory. So, did the Big Naturalist bring home a report card with straight As? Nope. (Well, she did, but … [Click to read the full article]

  • Click to Share:
  • Share This Post on Facebook
  • Email this Post
  • Share this Post on Twitter

5 Steps to Rocking Outdoor Portraits of Your Kids

5 Steps to Rocking Outdoor Portraits of Your Kids. Rain or Shine Mamma

When I'm not working on this blog, I work as a writer and photographer, and today I'm sharing some of my "secrets" for taking better outdoor portraits of children. Fall is a wonderful time for outdoor photography. However, these handy tips can be … [Click to read the full article]

  • Click to Share:
  • Share This Post on Facebook
  • Email this Post
  • Share this Post on Twitter

DIY Forest School III: Sorting, Comparing and Categorizing

DIY Forest School: Sorting, Comparing and Categorizing. Rain or Shine Mamma

This is the third post in a new series about forest school pedagogy and learning outside from Rain or Shine Mamma. Previous posts include Counting to 10 with Nature, as well as Exploring Small Worlds. This week we’re heading out to collect items in … [Click to read the full article]

  • Click to Share:
  • Share This Post on Facebook
  • Email this Post
  • Share this Post on Twitter

A Classroom with No Walls: The Power of Outdoor Learning

Classroom With No Walls: The Power of Outdoor Learning. Rain or Shine Mamma

This week I'm excited to share that I've been asked to become a regular contributor to Nature Rocks, a program founded by The Nature Conservancy to get more kids outside. My second post for Nature Rocks explores forest schools and outdoor learning. … [Click to read the full article]

  • Click to Share:
  • Share This Post on Facebook
  • Email this Post
  • Share this Post on Twitter