Reel Life Moments with Just Add Nature Kits

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One of my fondest memories growing up was going fishing with my Papa and my Uncle. There was something about that special family time outdoors, waiting to see if we could catch something, that still brings a smile to my face. My kids have a very different childhood. While they love to play outside, most of their hobbies are done inside and include a screen. I often wish I could show them how much fun it was to have a technology-free childhood. Things were so much simpler, and it was so much fun to spend time with the people I loved the most, making memories. Now that we’ve been spending more time at home, we are making it our mission to introduce things from our own childhood, starting with fishing.

old photo of grandpa and granddaughter

My kids have actually been begging us to go fishing for years. We bought fishing rods in 2018 and while they went once shortly after we purchased them, those fishing rods have been sitting in storage ever since. Life gets busy. Driving back and forth to school, work, extracurricular activities, friends’ houses, and the many, many errands we have to run limits our time for these sorts of things. But now… we have plenty of time, so we took the girls fishing last weekend. Luckily, we have a canal on our road, so we didn’t have to travel far.

I’m happy to report that we’ve added fishing to our weekly calendar, and we feel good about bonding over “reel time” with our kids, reminiscing about our childhood and passing along our nostalgia and knowledge of fishing to our kids with the help of these Just Add Nature kits. Just Add Nature is easy, FUN and designed with kids in mind!

girl holding just add nature kit

Dad teaching daughter how to fish

dad teaching daughter how to fish

dad teaching daughter how to fish

little girl fishing

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Just Add Nature buckets provide fun and simple ways for kids to get back to the basics with outdoor play and discovery. There are a variety of kits available (you can learn more about all of the different Just Add Nature Kits on their Facebook page plus watch videos with fishing tips and tricks)  and they contain a variety of supplies including dingers, floats, weights, tools, hooks, pliers, instructions and more! Basically everything you need, minus the fishing pole.

You can buy the brand new Just Add Nature kits at your local Walmart or on today at their Everyday Low Price of just under $8 each! They make a great gift as well!

little girl holding a small net

dad fishing with three daughters

little girl using a shovel in the dirt

Even if you’ve never gone fishing, YouTube Webisodes provide various tips, tricks and entertainment, guaranteed to hook you in!

Have you ever taken your kids fishing? What ways are you incorporating outdoor time into your schedule?

Now is the perfect time to get back to basics. We are teaching our kids how to fish with the help of Just Add Nature kits.

*This post is sponsored by Just Add Nature kits. All opinions are my own.


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  1. What a fun idea! I am always looking for ways to get my kids outdoors and exploring new things. This sounds like a wonderful product.

  2. We fished a lot with our father, too, and the memories are great! I like how this kit eliminates complicated steps and gets children fishing so much quicker!

  3. What a perfect kit for this time of social distancing and closed schools. I think kids and parents will love the opportunity to be outside with nature and “learning” without even knowing it.

  4. Love that this is educational and the fact that it supports being out doors in nature too…how fab xx

  5. Oh this kit looks like something my kiddo would absolutely adore! I gotta look into it – it’ll encourage us to get out more!

  6. I haven’t heard of these kits but I really like the idea of them! Fishing is always a fun time. Love the slogan too. Just adding nature makes everything better.

  7. i so hope that they will be selling these in the uk , i think its needed , there is nothing more fun as well as educational by being close to nature

  8. I’ve also had that thought about when the day comes and I have kids what it will look like. I loved playing outdoors and have in the past gone fishing (not anymore). I’m glad you were able to bring part of your childhood memories and activity to your family

  9. Gosh these are so cute and creative. I love that they have everything you basically need for each type of outdoor adventure.

  10. I like fishing, I had tried once. I would love to take out my son for fishing, maybe will do one day. Great to see you enjoyed with your kids.

  11. The girls look so happy and looks like they had a lot of fun! We know one of our niece would love this and the kits do seem super kid friendly.

  12. I loved going fishing when I was a kid, but I haven’t done it for ages! I think my daughter would love these Just Add Nature kits. They look so much fun.

  13. this is so cool, heather!! did your kids have a blast? i remember going fishing around your kids’ ages. i would have loved to try one of those kits for sure.

  14. I have tried fishing like twice and it was such an experience! I’m always happy when children get to explore and enjoy nature, with their parents and it’s a good thing Just Add Nature has helped you and other families with that through their products.

  15. We love spending time outdoors and I am always looking for more fun ways to play outside. My kids would go crazy for these!

  16. I have fond memories of growing up fishing as well. Thank you for the reminder to get back to the basics. I learned so much from getting out in nature.

  17. I wish these fishing kits were around when my kids started fishing. They are just so handy with everything that’s included.

  18. That’s such a great idea! I think bonding time away from the screen is super important no matter the age! I’d love to try fishing once things ease up a little more!

  19. I’ve never heard of this product before to be honest, seems awesome!!! Do you think I can find it in Canada? I will check…

  20. I think fishing sounds like a lot of fun for the family. None of us have ever actually been fishing.

  21. These nature kits are perfect for kids. There’s something about nature and kids that meshes together so well. Probably because both are so free, and both are so amazing. 🙂

  22. So awesome and super relatable. I grew up fishing with my dad as well, some of my fondest memories are of me and him down on the pier in the ocean or on a stream in the mountains. These nature kits look so cool, and such a fun tagline. “Just add nature” haha. Love it!

  23. It is very nice when a moment with your children brings us back to remember when we were also in their place. Like an invisible red thread that binds past and future.

  24. These are so cool! I didn’t know I could buy these at my local Walmart. I will pick some up today so we can plan a fun family outing this weekend!