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 Laura Clifford on June 14, 2011 at 1:41am

Jane, that is terrific - i love it! the bed time song that I sing to my grandkids is Skinama Rinky Dinyk Dink -  it's fun

 Which book did you?.  There are two on my website and the third one is almost finished.  I'm also do some writing for adults and an working on some paintings for an art festival in August. 


Comment by Jane Saunders on June 13, 2011 at 9:21pm

Thanks for sharing your Grandma Camp experience, Laura.  I am motivated to seek out a camp that is in my area.

Interesting that you bring up singing "Joy to the World" in June.  For the past 7 years, I sing that to my granddaughters when I'm at their house and they're ready for sleep.  They each get a back massage along with the song.  And, it doesn't matter what time of the year it is.  They all want to hear that song!!

Oh, and, your book is wonderful!!

Comment by Laura Clifford on June 13, 2011 at 4:55pm

I took my two oldest grandchildren to Grandma's Camp this weekend.  I'd love it if you would read the blog I wrote about it and post a comment there.



Comment by Jane Saunders on June 13, 2011 at 10:40am
Hello, Avery!  Thanks for the input.  Looking forward to the new elements.  Your work is appreciated!
Comment by Avery Cleary on June 13, 2011 at 9:42am
Hi everyone, nice to meet you all virtually.  Laura, thanks for getting us rolling. Jane, love the salad! Margie, look forward to reading Outdoor Play Adventures.  I've been working with C&NN Natural Families Network for a while and as a new grandmother, I'm really excited about this group. Wanted to let you know that Suz has a few more elements to add to this page, including a slide show feature and then we'll start promoting the site.
Comment by Laura Clifford on June 11, 2011 at 4:01am
Looks good enough to eat!!
Comment by Laura Clifford on June 11, 2011 at 4:01am

Looks good enough to eat!!


Comment by Laura Clifford on June 11, 2011 at 4:00am
Looks good enough to eat!!
Comment by Jane Saunders on June 11, 2011 at 12:55am

Thank you, Suz!  Happy to be part of this new group.


Here's a cute story (along with a picture) that my son told me:  His 2 girls were playing in their backyard and they came up with the idea of making a "salad" with leaves, flower petals and anything else they could find.  He attributed their creative idea to all the times I've taken them on outdoor adventures.  OK - can't talk anymore about this because I may start crying!!  lol   So, here's the picture:

Comment by Laura Clifford on June 10, 2011 at 5:05pm

Thank you Suz for doing this.  The  Outdoor Grandparents group needed a boost.  I was having trouble with the mechanics of it.Some one wanted to call me (perhaps it was you) to have a telephone discussion, but I could never get my response to go throug.


Tomorrow I am taking my two oldest grand children to Grandma's camp.  It is is a day camp in Cedars of Lebanon State park in Tennessee.  It is blistering hot here right now and the camp does not involve water play.  I hope we all survive!


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