What do you do when a feast day, a desire for some exercise, and warm, beautiful weather coincide? Why, you go for a saint-inspired nature walk,of course!
Or, so that is what our family did for Saint Anthony of Padua's feast day. Modeling after an idea from Shower of Roses, I created a St. Anthony's Nature Scavenger Hunt to be used at a local conservation area. Then, as soon as my husband got home from work, our family headed out for a simple picnic dinner and nature walk.
We started out our saint celebration with prayer, reading about St. Anthony, and chatting.
Then, we took cameras, pencils, and scavenger hunt sheets in hand and set off to find "lost" nature items, creating quick sketches of each item we found.
I know it is late to share our simple St. Anthony's Nature Scavenger Hunt sheet for this year. However, in case you'd like to download it and use in in years to come, I am sharing it anyway.
Enjoy our a free printable copy of it!
Plan Ahead for St. John the Baptist's feast day on June 24thThis week, I was hoping to make the St. John the Baptist outdoor feast day celebration we had with friends last year an annual event, but schedules just are not working out to do so. Still, I may resurrect some of the food and fun we enjoyed last year on a smaller scale for just my family. If you'd like to borrow ideas, too, be sure to check out all the details at John the Baptist's Life in Food and Water Balloon Games? You Bet!
Which upcoming saint days will you be celebrating outdoors?