By: Jennifer Murray

Simple Outdoor Adventures for Boys {Day 4}: Wading a Creek

Day 4 Creek Wading Simple Outdoor Adventures for Boys

Going Creek Stomping…


  • Old Clothes
  • Sandals/Rain Boots (optional)
  • Towel
  • Change of Clothes

It’s nearly impossible to take a boy to a creek and keep him dry, so why not go with it.  Creek beds are great for exploring rocks, tadpoles, fish, fossils, etc. So take a towel and a change of clothes, and you’ll be all set for a little creek stomping.

It’s simple.  It’s wet.  It’s the stuff little boys are made for!


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 * You might want to take along a net and/or a small container to observe any creatures you may find. 

Where’s Your Favorite Wading Spot? 

11 Responses to “Simple Outdoor Adventures for Boys {Day 4}: Wading a Creek”

  1. Abby
    October 4, 2012 at 9:18 am #

    When I was growing up, my family camped (and waded) along the Big Elk River in Missouri. My favorite part was catching crawdads! Do you have them where you live?
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  2. Crystal
    October 4, 2012 at 10:27 am #

    I loved to catch crawdads when I was little, too! Although I did get pinched more than a few times…

    • QuatroMama
      October 5, 2012 at 10:33 am #

      We’ve found a few crawdads at the creek…I forget, where did you grow up, Crystal? In the Pacific NW?

      • Crystal
        October 5, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

        Yep, in a little town south of Eugene, Oregon. I’m pretty sure I spent more time outside than in until I was a teenager.

        • QuatroMama
          October 8, 2012 at 6:51 pm #

          I hope our boys say the same someday! =)

  3. Amy
    October 4, 2012 at 11:29 am #

    My boys love wading through any body of water they can get into:)

    • QuatroMama
      October 5, 2012 at 10:34 am #

      Absolutely! So glad we “met” yesterday!

  4. Heidi Blankenship
    October 4, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

    Hi, there-
    Just found your blog via the Nester, so excited to see your 31 days topic. I have 3 boys and we struggle for ways to keep them entertained outside. I can’t wait to read more. Our boys love the water, although mainly the ocean and the lakes. We need to introduce them to creek wading.

    • QuatroMama
      October 5, 2012 at 10:34 am #

      So glad you found us and hope you’ll join us for more Outdoor Adventures!

  5. Melanie
    October 6, 2012 at 12:11 am #

    I think this is what we will do next! Before it gets too cold next week 🙂
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    • QuatroMama
      October 8, 2012 at 6:50 pm #

      Our weather is taking a cold plunge, and I just don’t know how we will make it through a season of staying DRY! Enjoy!

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