One of the greatest joys of childhood (and adulthood!) is spending hours playing outdoors. These children’s nature quotes are perfect for inspiring any outdoor adventure with kids. Enjoy these empowering words about exploring the outdoors, learning about nature, and teaching kindness, responsibility, and confidence through nature.
Quotes on Exploring Nature
“Between every two pines is the doorway to a new world.” John Muir
“Less stuff. More adventure.” Miranda Anderson
“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” John Muir
“All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.” Marie Curie
“Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Children’s Nature Education Quotes
“Don’t just tell your children about the world, show them.” Penny Whitehouse
“We could never have loved the earth so well if we had no childhood in it.” George Eliot
“If we want our children to move mountains, we first have to let them get out of their chairs.” Nicolette Sowder
Quotes on Teaching Kindness Through Nature
“There’s nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend.” Bob Ross
“May we raise children who love the unloved things – the dandelion, the worms & spiderlings. Children who sense the rose needs the thorn and run into the rainswept days the same way the turn towards sun.” Nicolette Sowder
“Gardens and children need the same things – patience, love and someone who will never give up on them.” Nicolette Sowder
Nature Quotes About Responsibility
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” Native American Proverb
“The health of children and the health of the Earth are inseparable.” Richard Louv
Nature Poetry to Inspire Children’s Confidence
“May I grow so tall and bright, so free and wild, so brave and vibrant that when you see me standing you think I am a sunflower.” Gaby Compres
“The stars wish upon themselves to shine like you.” Gaby Compres
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I’d love to hear from you! Do you have a favorite inspiring nature quote?