Frolic Friday: Back in the Saddle

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TGSG Note: You may have noticed, I’ve been on a bit of a break lately. Sadly, I was not in a hammock on an island, but on what I am calling a “Flake Break.” Sometimes, when life gets too hectic, you just have to give yourself permission to flake-out.

We adults are a lot like kids that way — we need down time, play time, time to relax, and time to just be.

So, if you haven’t just been in awhile — go ahead. I will write you a note. :-) Bethe

OK, it’s that time again — Frolic Friday! Time to let your hair down, blow off some steam, and have some fun.

Some of us are knee-deep in a very cold winter, so getting outside may not be high atop our list. But, even a few minutes outside can help boost your energy and improve your mood. Besides, it gives us a good excuse to make hot chocolate.

This weekend, why not…

  • Get your bird on! Go on a nest hunt. Winter is the perfect time to look for bird (and squirrel) nests. They are much easier to spot with all the leaves off the trees. While your at it, why not start a Winter Bird List? Alison Kerr tells you how over at Loving Nature’s Garden.
  • Got the winter blues? Start dreaming up a spring garden! Check out seed catalogs or take a trip to the library and let your imagination run wild in the gardening section. Have kids? Get them in on the action, too! They can draw their fantasy garden or make a diorama.
  • Looking for a fun nature-related craft? Make a gorgeous Winter Tree Silhouette, like those featured on the Frugal Family Fun Blog.

As always, it doesn’t matter what you do, just make some time for play and connecting with nature this weekend. It’s good for big and little kids alike!

See ya outside! ~ The Grass Stain Guru

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