DIY Forest School V: Does It Belong In Nature?

DIY Forest School V: Does It Belong In Nature? Rain or Shine Mamma

This is the fifth 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 talking about what … [Click to read the full article]

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Introducing Outdoor Families Magazine (Outdoor Play Party)

Outdoor Families Magazine. Rain or Shine Mamma

It's not every day that I can introduce a new magazine here on the blog, and I've never been more excited to do it than today. May I present to you Outdoor Families Magazine - a free digital magazine that is the brainchild of one of my blogging … [Click to read the full article]

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Five Reasons Why I Let My Kids Play Outside In (Almost) Any Weather

5 Reasons Why I Let My Kids Play Outside in (Almost) Any Weather. Rain or Shine Mamma

In my native country of Sweden, people live by the old Scandinavian saying "There's no bad weather, only bad clothes," and dressing for the weather is akin to a national sport. This is especially true when it comes to children, who are expected and … [Click to read the full article]

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Outdoor Play Party – How Will You Play Outside in 2015?

Outdoor Play Party: How Will You Play Outside in 2015? Our Outdoor Bucket List. Rain or Shine Mamma

As 2014 has just come to a close and a new year is beginning, the time of reckoning has come. Around this time last year I made a somewhat ambitious bucket list of outdoor experiences that I wanted to accomplish. We didn't get around to doing … [Click to read the full article]

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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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