Nature Packs for Kids

Packing a fun nature kit for kids is a great way to foster a love of nature, and get outdoors with minimal hassle throughout the summer months! They are so much fun to put together, and you can use many household items you probably already have on hand. Nature packs make it easy to enjoy plenty of impromptu outdoor adventures because everything you need is conveniently packed in one easy location! Special thanks to Capri Sun for sponsoring today’s Summertime play idea!

Here are some inspiring ideas for what to include in a nature pack of your own:

Nature Packs for Kids -- a handy list of what to include

For the Kids:

  • Simple Field Guide
  • Flashlight
  • Compass
  • Old Camera
  • Pocket Notebook and Pencil
  • Reusable Water Bottle or Juice — I love Capri Sun Juice Drinks because they are affordable, and they do not contain any artificial flavors, colors/dyes, or preservatives! Capri Sun has recently introduced new stronger pouches for their juice drinks that feature a clear bottom (a feature requested by many of their consumers), making it easy for Moms to check if a pouch has been punctured or is leaking. I love how convenient Capri Sun Juice Drinks are for impromptu family outings! I was also impressed by Capri Sun’s commitment to the environment with over 200 million juice pouches being upcycled into durable and useful goods through their partnership with TerraCycle. Capri Sun has also re-developed the box to be made out of paperboard instead of cardboard, which reduced packaging waste by millions of pounds.
  • Energy Bar or Trail Mix
  • Binoculars
  • Whistle

Nature Packs for Kids

For the Grown Ups:

  • Reusable Water Bottle
  • Travel First Aid Kit
  • Sunscreen
  • DEET Free Insect Repellent
  • Energy Bar or Trail Mix
  • Field Guides or Trail Maps
  • Binoculars
  • Whistle

Optional (you never know when artistic inspiration strikes!):

  • Small Pad of Watercolor Paper
  • Travel Watercolor Paint Set with Brush
  • Empty Plastic Baby Food Container (for holding water for paints)
  • Set of Colored Pencils

What is your favorite summer family outing?