My children absolutely love everything about nature. They love to play outside and explore the world around them. My three year old is an avid bug collector. I’ve had to tell him repeatedly he can’t just pick up every bug he finds because some of them sting! Nonetheless, he is fascinated. I firmly believe when a child has a passion for something that we should encourage that passion even more! I have rounded up some great gifts for kids who love nature that my children love and your kids will, too.
Nature Gifts for Children
First, we have this cute Giddy Bug House from Melissa and Doug. My son uses his bug house all of the time. The last thing he put in it was army worms. The bug house is great for observing those creepy, crawly critters that moms usually aren’t impressed by.
Next, is the Giddy Buggy Net. You have to have a way to catch the bugs! We had a praying mantis fly into our house a few weeks ago. Our bug net was the only way to catch it.
To complete the Giddy Buggy set, your child will need a pair of binoculars. These are great for observing birds. We like to sit at our window seat and watch the birds with our binoculars.
An easier way for bug loving kids to catch those critters is with a bug vacuum.
Have you heard of HearthSong? They have an amazing selection of nature toys. Here are some of my favorites:
Flashlight with Nature Sounds – This is a fun way to explore in the dark while listening to different sounds of nature!
Grow Up Greenhouse Kit – If your child has a knack for growing things, get him his own greenhouse!
Water Bug Viewer with Net – Such a cool way to observe things that live in water!
For kids who are fascinated by weather, this Wacky Weird Weather Kit will help them understand how tornadoes, form, what tidal waves are, and the science of storms.
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Another thing we like to do is observe trees. This Nature Keeper and Tree Diary allows kids to adopt a tree and study it for a year. Press leaves and track changes throughout the seasons!
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What are some of your favorite nature gifts for children?
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