Back to Nature, Nature Bingo

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There is something so comforting about getting back to the basics and going back to nature. Nature is at the core of what kids and adults need. It is finding a place where you can explore, imagine, create and have fun. As a mom, I have watched my children thrive in these kinds of scenarios, and it brings me so much joy. Today I want to share a few of our favorite ways to make mealtime our playground and return back to the simple things.

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On one of my recent shopping trips to Target, I stumbled across Back to Nature Mac & Cheee. I was instantly excited that it had no artificial flavors, preservatives, synthetic colors and it is non-GMO. My girls were equally excited about the fun shapes and varieties of their favorite cheesy meal. I knew it was a winner for our family– a convenient product that both the moms and kids love! It doesn’t get much better than that!  So, I happily let the girls pick out a few boxes and we headed home.

Back-to-nature-boxThinking about getting back to nature left me feeling creatively inspired.

Inspired to unplug and get back to the simple things in life ourselves. So I used my noodle *pun intended* to create a simple back to nature bingo game to play with my girls. Something to encourage them to explore and enjoy nature. To observe and look for things big and small, alive and dead, pops of color and things that blend in.

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There are so many ways to play with these bingo cards.

*Bingo style, first to get a row wins.

*Bingo blackout, fill in the whole card.

*Take photos of what you find.

*I spy played from a picnic table or blanket.

*If the weather is too bad to play outside you can still squeeze in some nature by looking for photos of things in magazines.

You can download your copies here.

b2nWe chose to play our bingo in an “I spy” method from our picnic blanket. We even used the noodles from the Back to Nature USDA Organic Crazy Bugs Macaroni & Cheese Dinner as markers on our boards. The girls later insisted on gluing down the pieces because they were so cute. I couldn’t agree more. What a fun and creative way to turn bingo into an art project and a memory too.

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And what picnic blanket is complete without a meal?!

Back-to-nature-bowlDid you know that Mac and Cheese Day is coming up on July 14th?

Mark your calendars now, pick up some Back to Nature Mac and Cheese at Target and be ready to celebrate the day with a creamy, cheesy & delicious meal.

Have you tried Back to Nature Mac & Cheese yet?

What’s your favorite way to get back to nature?

 

  • Meghan Flinn

    I love this! We just shared our Back to Nature post too and I love seeing everyone else’s ideas! Your bingo printable is great and I can’t wait to try it out! I also love your blanket!

    • Thank you! It has been so fun to see all of the different ideas floating around. All fun and different. That printable was so hard to make, but it may be my favorite one that I have created so far.

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    We’ve never tried this mac and cheese, but I’m sure both my kids would LOVE it!
    And the Nature BINGO is such a fun idea!!

  • How cute! I love how you played bingo with the macaroni! What a fun way to get outside and play a game!

    • Definitely. Those noodles are so cute too. We could make so many different projects with them… if they lasted any length of time in our house.

  • Jessica

    What a fun idea! I love it! Cam would love that bingo game. Smart momma!

  • Such a fun idea! My boys would love this!

  • I love your printable!! I just spent wayyy too much time physically cutting and gluing something for our family trip tomorrow. Fingers crossed Kinsey uses it! Also, mac and cheese always.

    • Family trip today?! I hope you have a blast and I hope Kinsey loves it too. Have a fun trip friend.

      • We’re going to a Mummy Museum 🙂 Should be fun I made a scavenger hunt type thing from pictures from the website. Ive never been there myself. Thank you Friend!

  • So fun! My kids would love this. They’re Big Mac & cheese fans, too! I’ll have to look for that next time I’m at Target. Thanks for sharing!

    • You bet! We are huge mac and cheese fans too. I love meals that everyone loves, they make mom life so much easier.

  • I haven’t tried it yet, but I definitely want to. We all love mac and cheese. Love your Bingo card!

    • Mac and cheese and pizzza are the only things we can all seem to agree on. Thanks!

  • Nature Bingo = fun!

  • Mac and Cheese is one of my faaaavorite foods ever! You can’t go wrong with it!

    • Did you notice that TODAY is mac and cheese day?! Better whip some up pronto :P.

  • I have been wanting to try this mac and cheese out! Bet my kiddos will love it. That printable is so cute!

    • You should totally try it! Thank you so much Jen. It probably was the hardest one I have ever created. Have an awesome weekend!

  • Mac & Cheese + a fun game… sign us up!

  • oh man I should have skipped this one. Now all I want is some mac and cheese lol.

    • So did you have some? I want mac and cheese all the live long day. I just can’t ever get enough of that stuff…. especially since the girls will eat a whole box on their own now :P.

      • I did! I’m not sure when this comment is from but Aria and I shared a bowl Friday night while we watched The Good Dino.

  • We haven’t tried this one yet. We love Annie’s Homegrown so we’ll have to try these next. I’m always looking for fun and easy meals that aren’t bad for you. Thanks! And these printables are so cute! -Jessica, Sweet Little Ones

    • Thank you so much! Definitely give it a try the fun shaped pasta automatically made it a favorite of the girls.