The other day I mentioned on Instagram that I was packing up the kids & we were heading out for a nature walk. We really needed a break away from the grind & I needed to gather some things from nature for some upcoming projects I wanted to complete. One of them was this Nature Tic-Tac-Toe we made. We packed up some easy, on the go snacks & headed on out. It was a glorious day which was so nice because we have had quite a few rainy days lately. That’s normal for up here & I’m not complaining at all. I actually LOVE the rain & usually welcome those days as often as they will come. But on this day I just wanted a beautiful day out with the family & it was the perfect day for that.
We stopped at the lake to soak it all in. I never get tired of where we live. It’s AMAZING!
We picked up our rocks for this projects & collected some twigs & pine cones for some others I have on my list too.
We made sure to stop & check out some of our other places like the damn while we were out.
When we got home we worked on our project. I had the girls start by painting their pictures on their rocks. One did flowers for the O’s & the other did trees for the X’s. Then I painted the board with come chalk paint & then use paint markers to make my letters & game board pattern.
I love that this project gave us the opportunity to spend some time outdoors soaking up this amazing place we live. It’s so easy to get caught up in the schedule & forget that there are 17 beautiful lakes within a short distance of our house. It’s important to get out & experience it while the kids are young enough to add these memories to their list of favorites through the years.
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Emily Endrizzi says
My favorite outdoor activity is riding bikes with the kids. They just recently learned how to ride them and we are having a blast!
Katie @ The Casual Craftlete says
We love walking our two beagles dogs! Thanks for the giveaway. My daughter LOVES those apple pouches. xo
Darlene Owen says
My favorite outside activity is going for walks with our dogs.
This is really sweet. I love the combination of wood and stone.
Karen S. says
That is one cool ti- tac-toe game! Very creative.
Rebecca Brewer says
We love going to the river and playing “Pooh sticks”.
Kim Cunningham says
That is adorable!
It is gorgeous where you live. I think I would want to take a nature walk every dqy. That is such a cool project ya’ll created.
Stephanie R says
This is the cutest idea every! Im going to see if my daughter wants to help me make a set of these.
I like to go hiking and camping with my kids.
Betty B. says
Love flying kites!
Oh my gosh! I love this idea! I cannot wait to try this with my daughter.
Gina Kleinworth says
Oh I sure hope she loves it Wendy!!
Ashley @ Cherished Bliss says
My favorite outdoor activity is definitely playing with my kids. But I also LOVE building furniture ; )
Gina Kleinworth says
I’m right there with you Ashley!!! Something so satisfying saying “I made this!!”