Kid’s Nature Backpacks
We’re gearing up for our now annual, end of Summer family adventure and were returning to one of our favorite small towns in Colorado. Last Summer our trip took us all over Colorado and we fell in love with so many areas that were new to us. We spent a lot of time on the go, getting to a new destination every few days. This Summer we are road tripping our way there and back but plan to spend the bulk of our time in an awesome airbnb in one location. While there we plan to do a lot of hiking and exploring and I thought the kid’s would love to have their own nature backpacks.
We do some hiking locally and the kids are always up for a great time. They especially love when we hike to a hidden tree house in our neighborhood greenbelt or on one of the greenbelts that has a fun hidden creek.
I wanted the nature backpacks to be simple and not have too much in them. Mainly because I didn’t want the kids to complain about them being too heavy and I end up carrying everything. I picked up these super cute mid sized backpacks at Target in the back to school area of the dollar spot. Score for $5 and just the right size for both kids and they loved how colorful they are. Here is a great alternative option to the Target backpacks.
Then I added in some great kid sized binoculars and an awesome huge magnifying glass. Both of which I know are going to be huge hits. I made sure to also add in a gallon plastic bag for collecting random treasures. You know all those awesome rocks, sticks and snail shells that they just HAVE to have.
The backpacks are also large enough to carry their personal water bottle and I included a fun extra in John’s pack. Forest Club is an awesome new book from QuartoKids, my go to for amazing educational books, that give you a years worth of ideas, games and activities for playing in nature. It includes great educational reference pages on animals, insects and greenery.
Need more Hiking ideas and suggestions? Check out this fun resource for hiking with kids.
I can’t wait to try out their packs, Happy Hiking!
For older kids who don’t mind carry a little bit of a heavier pack here are a few other great items to include in your nature backpacks.
and don’t forget snacks!