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Skip Some Rocks

Now that everyone is home and we can enjoy spending time in nature together one fun thing to do is skip rocks. Combine a walk with a small adventure. Get the kids involved by showing them this quick video first https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LepEw8C_g9k Skipping rocks gives you an opportunity to not only locate rocks in nature, you can spend hours trying to identify the origin and age of rocks found. It also involves a little physics’ so there is a learning component https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LepEw8C_g9k

Spending time out in nature takes your mind off things for a while and helps you to destress. Kids need to destress as well and studies show that exercise and nature contribute greatly to this concept as discussed in this Psychology Today article https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/dont-worry-mom/201302/12-tips-reduce-your-childs-stress-and-anxiety