If you give children the opportunity to be outdoors, their curiosity for nature will often happen, well... “naturally.” But be careful not to push your kids too hard to get outdoors. Being outside shouldn’t be a punishment for spending too much time on electronic devices, for example. One strategy is to establish a rule that for every hour spent on an electronic device, one hour must be spent playing outdoors.
Set a good example for them. If your child sees you outside having fun, they’ll want to join too. Flying a kite, planting a garden, or even raking leaves into a pile and jumping in them can be a fun activity that kids will want to join in with you.
Lastly, make plans for fun activities outdoors. Plan them far enough in advance so you can hype them up to your kids while creating an atmosphere of anticipation. “In just four more days we’re going to be camping by the lake! It’s going to be so fun, and I can’t wait! We’re going to fish, hike, shoot a bow and arrow, and we’re going to eat a lot of s’mores!”