Mother Nature: Why Spending Time With Your Mom Outside is the Best Gift of All
Create lasting memories and strengthen your bond through fun outdoor activities.
There are plenty of presents to buy your mom for Mother’s Day, but quality time together is the best gift of all. And you don’t have to spend a lot of money to show you care. These creative and affordable ideas will make her feel special and appreciated.
Visit a farmer’s market
How many times has your mom made you a loving meal? Mother’s Day is the perfect time to treat her to some home cooked food. Take a stroll around your local farmer’s market to find fresh ingredients and her favorite flavors, then whip them up for a cooked-from-the-heart dinner she’ll love, no matter how it tastes!
Grab a camera or your smartphone and head to a local park, hiking trail or nature preserve. Exploring nature through photography is a great way to appreciate its beauty, and a special way to commemorate an enjoyable day spent with your mom. Take some photos of any lush landscapes or blooming florals, and don’t forget to snap a selfie. For an extra-special touch, print a pic of the two of you from your alfresco adventure and have it framed.
If your mom is a fitness fanatic, plan an outdoor yoga class or a heart-pumping aerobic session. It’s the perfect way to enjoy some fresh air, while also getting in a workout and some parent bonding time. Many communities offer free classes in the spring or summer, or check out YouTube for gratis videos. Prop up your phone, set out some mats or towels and connect with nature—and your mom.
Get crafty! Artistic-minded moms will love a day spent creating one-of-a-kind art projects with you. Talk a nature walk and gather leaves, flowers, stones and any other found items, then put them together for an outdoor-inspired masterpiece. Make a flower crown, use leaves as paintbrushes, color on rocks—the DIY options are endless, and the result will be just as special and unique as your mom!
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