{Awesome} Last-Minute Gift Idea for Children

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My shopping is done. Amazon prime is my best friend. And two small trips out into the big, bustling world wrapped up the little details. We are choosing simple this year. One big item for all to enjoy, each a small item that will inspire creativity, and clothes. Plus a few necessities & treats in the stockings. I love how it’s all come together. But two days ago I was still wanting *something* special for my nine year old son. Something in the “creative” category that would inspire him to get outdoors, use his imagination . . . and then I found it!

Two of my favorite homeschooling mom-friends and I often talk about our deepest dreams and desires for our children. How we want to raise them. What we want the end result to be. What we truly want our days to  look like, and how often we feel the pressure of the “traditional” and “expected” robbing us of our deepest dreams and ideals in how we long to raise and live with and teach our children. We really are LOVING the inspiration drawn from the #wildandfreechildren hashtag on Instagram. It’s the most beautiful, gorgeous feed and inspiration to us these days.

And so it was, that I came upon the final “perfect gift” to put under the tree. It’s in my son’s name, but I am giving him the challenge of being the leader for our family’s own little band of explorers in the weeks and months to come!

If you’re looking for something for one or more children ages 6-12 to enjoy for one month or an entire year, check out this link!

You will need:
Printing capability
Subscribe in order to gain access to former magazine issues
Print the cover of desired magazine
Insert into Binder cover
Print welcome email
Print First assignment
Print Assignment check list.
Insert into clear plastic sleeves
Wrap it up and look forward to lots of great kid adventure in 2017!!

You don’t even need to step a toe outside to get this gift together in a hurry! Oh, and I just have to say that my love factor went through the roof when I realized that the square photo I had for wrapping my son’s gift had the sign in the background which read “Oh Darling, Let’s Be Adventurers.” Seriously. I’m not a great far-in-advance planner, so when awesome little details like this just happen to come together, it’s a extra great day!! 😀 Have fun putting this together and watching your children explore and create in days to come! Have a Blessed Christmas!!

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From the website:

The Wild Explorers Club is a monthly, online membership program designed to ignite a heart for exploration and wonder in our kids. The program is intended for kids ages 6-12, but younger children can participate with the help of their parents.

The cost of the Wild Explorers Club is $14/mo and includes:

+ Weekly adventure assignments for each animal level
(plus bi-weekly emails to chart your progress)

+ A monthly “Wild Explorers” print magazine in the mail
(ships only to US & Canada / PDF for the rest of us)

+ A free logo patch in the mail for starting / A free patch per account after applying for each animal level (US & Canada)

+ Certificates for completing the weekly assignments
(with the opportunity to purchase patches for $8)

+ An online video show from our wilderness outpost
(with Ranger Kyle explaining each week’s assignment)

+ And other adventure content on the Outpost website
The Wild Explorers program is available to families in every location. However, they are currently only able to ship magazines and patches to participants in the US and Canada. As the program grows, they hope to add shipping to all international locations.

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