We spent Holy Week and Easter in Southwest Georgia where I grew up. My goal during this week was to get my kids outdoors as much as possible to enjoy the best things about this part of the world. This area has some amazing natural beauty and it's worth fighting the heat and gnats to get out and revel in it!
Picking fresh, sun-ripened strawberries!
|The fruits of our labor|
Fishing with Granddad!
|One of many big ones that the kids reeled in.|
At the farm!
|A real red barn just like in a picture book|
|Horsing around with a newborn foal!|
|Petting the baby chicks|
|Goats make great playmates.|
Sand piles make for hours of fun!
|Making a habitat for toy frogs and turtles.|
|Grandma's old pie tins are the perfect thing!|
Introducing my kids to beloved smells from my childhood:
|Honeysuckles . . .|
|. . . and Magnolia|
By the way, my on-line friend, Marghanita, has a wonderful campaign going called the Let's Go Outside Revolution to get North American kids outdoors. Please check it out and be a part of it!
What are you or your church doing to get kids outdoors to explore God's amazing creation? I'd love to hear!