yes, the weather outside is frightful, but it still beats sitting indoors all day.

Here are two great sites for getting yourself and your kids out into the great outdoors:

The Green Hour offers suggestions for simple outdoor activities to do with kids. It’s updated weekly, and the site is a wealth of other resources for families interested in nature, environmentalism and play.

If you’re interested in something slightly more ambitious, The Outdoor Hour Challenges offer a series of weekly nature study lessons based on Anna Bosford Comstock’s Handbook Of Nature Study. This is a classic text on nature study that advocates simple observation and recording to learn about the world around you.

So go! Out into the cold, windy, damp spring! Enjoy its blustering beauty, frolic in its mud, play!