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Natur (Nature)

A starting place for your family to explore the depths of Swedes' love of nature ("natur" in Swedish).

Explore ASI's the Nature-Inspired Objects in ASI's Collections

Swedish Landscape painting

Through the Forest Oil Painting

Discuss the Grey Woodland oil painting with your family: 

  • What's going on in this picture? 
  • What do you see that makes you say that? 
  • What more can we find?
  • What do you think this picture feels like?
  • What do you like most about this piece? Why?
  • If you could take this picture, where would you display it in your home? Why?


Children of the Forest by Elsa Beskow

Findus Goes Camping by Sven Nordqvist

I Love Rain by Linda Liebrand

Ollie's Ski Trip by Elsa Beskow

Greta and The Giants by Zoe Persico

Our House is on Fire by Jeanette Winter

We Are All Greta by Valentina Giannella

Who is Greta Thunberg? by Ann Leonard


Plus: Print this activity sheet and coloring page by Lauren Emmons, the illustrator of ASI’s previous Family Gallery, Wee Thee Vikings:

Hej Let's Play!

On the Right Track

Seven games to play on hikes!


Bjornen Sover

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Hiking in Sweden

Sweden's Climate and Weather

Wild Animals of Sweden

Guide to Sweden National Geographic Kids

Video: National Geographic; Sweden's Wild Landscapes

For parents, read this book and adopt the Swedish phrase, "there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing."