Lesson: Give everyone in the family a bag and send them outside. They will have 10 minutes to walk around outside and fill their bag with items from nature (rocks, sticks, leaves, a flower, a bug, a sliver of bark from a favorite tree, a berry, etc.) that they noticed and REALLY liked. When the 10 minutes is up, have everyone return to the picnic blanket and sit down. Take turns letting each person show their items and explain WHY they liked them. When everyone is done, talk about why it is important to appreciate nature and how we can take care of the earth. Have everyone be quiet and listen for a minute, what kinds of sounds do they hear (besides cars and people), what kinds of things can they smell outside??
Treat: Picnic! Have a picnic in your yard, on the blanket. (Sandwiches, Carrots & Dip, Apple Juice, whatever…) Talk about your food and how what they are eating has been given to them by the earth. For dessert, have Dirt Cups (Crushed Oreos, Chocolate pudding, and a gummy worm in a cup…see picture and link above).
Really cute idea!
LOVE LOVE LOVE this!
I’m always looking for FHE (family night) ideas. We have them every Monday.
Thanks so much!
The Kooky Queen--Rachel says
What a cute blog you have!!! And I love FHE ideas!! That is the cutest ever!
The Wangsgard's says
I love this Family Night idea. It works for all ages too.
That kind of structure is such a fine idea and you make it fun too.
your kids must look forward to it.
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suburban hippie mama says
Love these ideas! thanks!
The Slack Family says
Awesome! Can’t wait to try this 🙂
Thanks for the great idea!!