X is for eXplore: Your State Parks

I’m excited to be taking part in the ABC’s of Nature Collaboration Series with 25 other amazing kid bloggers!  Thanks to School Time Snippets for coordinating this wonderful series.  I hope you go check out all of the other posts and are inspired to get outside and enjoy the natural environment with your kids!  🙂


My kids love to get outside and eXplore, which is why I chose to share about this topic.  A fantastic place to go eXploring with your kids is at one (or more!) of your state parks.  State Parks are fabulous resources, full of majestic treasures to discover.  You can…

Pick Wildflowers:

Pick Wildflowers

Play Peek-A-Boo:

Nature Peek-a-Boo

Dig in the Dirt:

Dig in the Dirt

Look for Bugs:



Hike the Trails:

Hike with Kids


Learn About Local Plant Life:



eXplore Trees and Fallen Logs:

explore a tree

fallen log

And of Course, Play With Sticks!


I really hope you are inspired to check out one of your local state parks this summer!  To find a State Park near you, check out the links below:

Alabama / Alaska / Arizona / Arkansas / Colorado / California / Connecticut / Delaware / Florida / Georgia / Hawaii / Idaho / Illinois / Indiana / Iowa / Kansas / Kentucky / Louisiana / Maine / Maryland / Massachusetts / Michigan / Minnesota / Missouri / Montana / Nebraska / Nevada / New Hampshire / New Jersey / New Mexico / New York / North Carolina / North Dakota / Ohio / Oklahoma / Oregon / Pennsylvania / Rhode Island / South Carolina / South Dakota / Tennessee / Texas / Utah / Vermont / Virginia / Washington / West Virginia / Wisconsin / Wyoming

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