Bugs aren't just for boys, any gender of kids can enjoy outdoor summer activities, especially when they have these super cute outdoor adventure kits, which I'm going to show you how to put together yourself!
Since the weather here in Idaho has been amazing, we've all been playing outside almost every day. I thought it would be fun to incorporate some science into our outdoor summer activities, so I made up some "adventure kids" for our Girlies.
As a moms of two young girls, Hilary and I feel it is super important that we encourage a love of science in our girls. Society hammers Barbie and Princesses into their heads, but it is so important to show them that there is a whole world of interesting things out there to explore. You can just be a princess while you do it!
So I hit up the Dollar Tree to see what I could put together for some summer fun, and this is what I got! Each kit only cost about $5.
Both kits contained 1 big and 1 little bug catching net, 1 pinwheel flower, 1 collecter jar with magnifying glass in the lid, 1 pair of tweezers, 1 pair of binoculars, 1 "field journal" for drawing a writing about their observations, and 1 pen. All in the pinkest colors possible to please even the Princess-iest of scientists!
And with that, our Intrepid Princess Explorers took to the wild brush:
|Who is the Girly in the shark shirt? That would be my Jr. Shark Scientist/Ballerina/Pop Star/Fashion Designer.|
Using their Jr. Scientist skills they collected exotic specimens.
They chased after all manner of creatures small and fluttery:
They learned about wind power with their sparkling pinwheels:
Many fascinating creatures were observed through the binoculars:
And many observations were written down in the field journals for future study:
|This is apparently her little brother (one of the exotic creatures), and a tree with leaves.|
I would call this a smashing success! The girl's kits got put away when we came inside, to be taken out another day for another excursion.