Growing outdoorsy kids

At Livingston’s Sacajawea Park, three boys play with tractors in the sandbox. A couple of girls run across a bridge and slip down an undulating green slide. Other kids bounce on a tire swing across from little ones playing with wood chips. After a bit of free play, they gather with their parents outside the playground for a scavenger hunt.

The kids search for smooth rocks and rough bark. They listen for birdcalls and rustling leaves. A few older children pick out two types of clouds, while the younger ones scout for something yellow. Most weeks some version of this group gets together to spend time outside connecting with nature.

Read more in HealthyMT published by the Great Falls Tribune.

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