At BEAR they believe in getting little cubs back to nature both in what they eat and what they do. So they are working with The Wildlife Trusts to get more little paws outdoors. Inside each special pack of BEAR Paws, you will find the new outdoor alphabet cards that are full of adventures for your little cubs to try. We were very kindly sent a box of goodies to get us started on our BEAR adventures.
Each of the alphabet cards have an adventure to try on the back. Such as ‘i’ for insect shows you how to build a minibeast hotel, ‘x’ marks the spot for a nature inspired scavenger hunt, ‘o’ for owl shows you how to make a pinecone owl or if this sunshine doesn’t stick around, there is even ‘p’ for puddle jumping! So many great ideas for fun activities and most of them need very few resources, many of which are there to be found on your very own doorstep. I think the simple things really can be the best fun sometimes.
We started our very own BEAR adventures with ‘z’ for zebra. Now, there are not many zebras hanging around in Yorkshire to find as you might expect so I did wonder for a minute there but when we turned over the card we saw that we were going to play hide and seek! Just as a zebra’s stripes make them blend into the tall grass of the African plains, we were going to make a camo headband to help us hide in the garden!
We used card to make the bands then stuck on our feathers. It was a lovely day so we even did our making and sticking outdoors at the table. Then they took it in turns to play hide and seek. I loved that the making of the bands was just as much fun as the hide and seek game. Twice the fun for that one letter!
Research shows that time outdoors makes kids happier and more confident as they grow but as parents, I’m sure we know that already. I know for a fact that mine are definitely happiest when playing outdoors. I always say that there is no better sign of a good day than grubby faces and mucky knees! I think these new alphabet cards are a BRILLIANT idea and we will definitely be collecting more for ideas over the summer holidays (and of course the bonus being that we get to eat lots of BEAR paws while we collect them all!)
My kids absolutely love these little bags of fruit shapes and as you might expect from BEAR, there is no added nonsense and they even count as 1 of your 5 a day. Do look out for the new BEAR Outdoor Alphabet packs in a supermarket near you but for more information, you can pop along to bearnibbles.co.uk
Disclaimer: For the purpose of this blog post we were kindly sent a box of goodies to get us started on our BEAR adventures but all words and opinions here are our own. As are the fancy headbands. You will have to make your own.