I believe that one of the greatest gifts we can give to our children in the years before they begin school is a solid foundation of experiences. It is those experiences that help them to make meaningful connections in the classroom.
National Parks are an amazing place to create those experiences.
Big Cypress National Preserve
We recently took a quick trip through the Big Cypress National Preserve. It was such a fun trip, one we’ve taken many times over the years but this time was different. This time we decided to pack a picnic to explore the Big Cypress.
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About Big Cypress National Preserve
On October 11th, 1974 Big Cypress was established as America’s first national preserve. (Happy Birthday, Big Cypress!). There are two welcome centers in the preserve, and there are many things to do. You can go camping, hiking, or just take a drive through it and have a picnic.
With its diverse landscape and the largest habitat for the Florida Panther, it is certainly something to go on your Bucket List. – Find out more about Big Cypress Here.
Visiting the National Parks with Kids
When visiting the National Parks with children, you will want to stop in all the welcome centers. It’s a great opportunity for them to speak with a park ranger and collect a free stamp. My girls love to ask for a map at each park.
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Picnics are also a great idea when traveling through a national park with kids. I also recently introduced our girls to leaf rubbings, this can be a great craft for your family. It’s as easy as collecting a few leaves together and using some copy paper and a crayon to make an art piece. There are many things to do with your family inside a national park.
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