C&NN Grand Ideas in Nature

Grandparents & Grandfriends- Join the conversation about sharing nature with younger generations. Share stories & photos of your activities, inspiration & ideas. Join a community of enthusiasts contributing to intergenerational fun!

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Community Nature Walks With Your Grandkids

I'm very excited to announce that C&NN has partnered with Jane Jacobs Walk to encourage child/family, nature-based walks within our local communities. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone…Continue

Started by Jennifer Baguley Apr 11, 2012.

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Comment by Geoffrey McMullan on January 19, 2015 at 4:29am

here is a game I use with children you can have hours of fun with this: /Free%20Game%20Pick%20a%20Colour.pdf

There are plenty of other games follow this link:


Best wishes


Comment by Margie on March 18, 2014 at 5:13pm
Today my grandson & I picked some herbs we were growing in the garden, made some soup with them, and put up a roadside stand. Hot soup on a cool day - customers loved it.
Comment by Suz Lipman on May 1, 2013 at 9:06am

Hi Everyone,

I think you'll appreciate these two new blog posts that focus on grandparents and the role they play in connecting kids to nature:

GRAND IDEAS! 21 Great Ways Grandparents and Grandfriends Can Connect Children to the Natural World. New blog and resources from Richard Louv.

Nature, a Grandparent's Best Friend. From C&NN's Director of Grassroots Outreach and Engagement (and member of this group), Avery Cleary.

Comment by Jane Saunders on April 14, 2013 at 4:51pm

Great article, Suz!  Love the term "granny-fussing".  Yep, that's what we do.

Comment by Suz Lipman on April 11, 2013 at 7:30am

Hello! I thought you might be interested in this article from the UK Observer:

How Can I Encourage my Grandchildren to Enjoy Nature?

Comment by Suz Lipman on December 17, 2012 at 3:16pm

Hi Everyone, I wanted to let you know that we're going to be consolidating our two grandparent (and grand friend) groups. We're so glad there is so much interest. Please come join this one:

Let me know if you have any questions. Suz

Comment by Margie on August 8, 2012 at 9:42am

Hey Grands,

You can give your grandkids some lessons on character by using nature as a guide.  Check this out:

Comment by Margie on March 3, 2012 at 11:58am
Great to see coverage by AARP. I tweeted @nvoutdoorkids, too.
Comment by Suz Lipman on March 2, 2012 at 9:38am

Hi All -- There is a new piece in the latest AARP Blog about the connection between the declining health of the environment and the health of future generations. Thought you might be interested. (Margie, the piece mentions the Rachel Carson Sense of Wonder Contest, as well. Thanks for sharing that with us!)

You can read it here:

Comment by Margie on February 1, 2012 at 12:05pm

Hey Grands,

This is a contest for us!  EPA's Rachel Carson Sense of Wonder Contest.  It's intergenerational - submit an entry with your grandkids to show how you love nature.


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