Outdoor Play Party – Backyard Treasure Hunt

Backyard Treasure Hunt. Rain or Shine Mamma

The past month has been dark, dreary and wet. That means it has taken a little more effort than usual to motivate the girls to play outside, which made me think of "Bird, Fish or In-between," an outdoor treasure hunt that I sometimes played growing … [Click to read the full article]

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Book Review: Green Mama – Giving Your Child a Healthy Start and a Greener Future

Book Review: The Green Mama Book. Rain or Shine Mamma

If there's one thing I've learned since I moved to the US over ten years ago, it is that if you want to raise healthy children you can't rely on the government or industry to protect you from harmful chemicals and toxins. You have to educate yourself … [Click to read the full article]

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Easy Upcycled Pine Cone Christmas Ornament

Easy Upcycled Pine Cone Ornament. Rain or Shine Mamma

Making Pinterest-worthy crafts is not my forte, but I do like working with natural materials and since the girls love crafting I do try to make an effort around the holidays. Last year we made a wooden Santa, which turned out to be a lot of fun. This … [Click to read the full article]

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Outdoor Play Party – 32 Fun Winter Nature Walk Activities for Kids

32 Fun Winter Nature Walk Activities for Kids. Rain or Shine Mamma

Nature walks are a fun way for young children to explore and get acquainted with nature at their own pace. If you haven't done so already, I really recommend taking the kids out for a winter nature walk. The beauty of doing these walks all year round … [Click to read the full article]

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Our Outdoor Christmas Tradition

Our Outdoor Christmas Tradition. Rain or Shine Mamma

This time of year it always seems like it takes a little extra effort to get out with the kids, as the days are getting shorter, darker and colder.  Not only am I struggling with my own motivation, but unless there’s snow on the ground my girls … [Click to read the full article]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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