Build a snowman for someone who could use a smile.
Maybe that’s a grandparent, a neighbor, a passerby or your mail carrier. You say you don’t know anyone to make a snowman for? Well, we’ve teamed up with Children’s Hospital Colorado to match Generation Wild families with young patients. Click here to build a snowman for a kid at Children’s Colorado, and stay tuned to Generation Wild on Facebook or Instagram. Saying hi with a snowman is just one more way Generation Wild is connecting kids to the outdoors and sharing the happiness that nature brings.
Ideas & Inspiration
There’s no shortage of outdoor activities to get kids started.
Wild is curious. Wild is innovative. Wild is resilient. Wild can happen in your own backyard or on your front porch, across towns and cities, plains and mountains. It doesn’t matter where you’re from or what neighborhood you live in. Kids grow better outside, and there’s always a way to be wild.
This might not be the fix for cabin fever, but it can’t hurt.
Download our List of 100 Things to Do Before You’re 12. It includes plenty of fun activities for your kiddos right in your own yard. Get even more ideas and inspiration when you follow us on Facebook and Instagram. As always, stay wild. Be safe.
Some of the best discoveries kids make outside are about themselves.
A research study from the University of Michigan found that the average kid in America spends less than seven minutes a day running around outside in unstructured play. Seven quick minutes that are gone in a blink.
That’s not just a shame, it’s not healthy. Because doing things outside makes kids stronger and more self-reliant. Outside is where imagination and curiosity run wild. And that’s just the beginning.
How to help your kid hear the call of the wild. And answer it.
Today, parents and caregivers are concerned about just how much time kids spend inside in front of a screen rather than taking part in fun outdoor activities. It’s practically the whole day. We gathered tips from experts around the world to help get kids off the couch and back outside playing again.