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11 Exciting Outdoor Games for Kids

The last thing you want during the summer are the kids sitting idle. You can only hear “I’m bored” so many times, before wishing the first day of school would come just a little bit sooner. But there are plenty of backyard games that will keep the kids entertained both at the neighborhood barbecue and… Continue reading 11 Exciting Outdoor Games for Kids

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20 Amazing Natural Playgrounds in North America

Ready to hear something shocking? When given the choice, research shows that children prefer to play in natural areas rather than traditional playgrounds. Playgrounds as we know them, are primarily a concept manufactured by adults of what we believe a child should enjoy playing with. Now that is not to say that your kids, and even you,… Continue reading 20 Amazing Natural Playgrounds in North America

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18 Backyard Boredom Busters (On a Budget)

“Mom, I’m bored. There’s nothing to do.” Does this sound familiar? If so, then you are in good company. It is probably one of the most common phrases uttered during the summer months, when children have the most unstructured time at home. During these long days, it is easy for kids to get caught in… Continue reading 18 Backyard Boredom Busters (On a Budget)

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Outfit Your Little Explorer: Small Tools for Big Adventures

Does your child love to explore outside? Do they always seem to be digging in the dirt, splashing in the creek and looking under rocks? Are they always spouting facts about wildlife or plants? If so, then it sounds like you have quite the little explorer! While my daughter does love to run around on… Continue reading Outfit Your Little Explorer: Small Tools for Big Adventures

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4 Tips For Teaching Your Kids to Love Hiking

One of the many joys of parenting is being able to share an interest or skill that you have with your children. However, sometimes a well-intentioned family activity can turn into a frustrating battle of wills. Maybe you're like me and you have a very young child and want to share your love of the… Continue reading 4 Tips For Teaching Your Kids to Love Hiking

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St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Scavenger Hunt

Spring is upon us! Although the air may still be chilly, signs of spring are beginning to pop up everywhere. So this St. Patrick’s Day, celebrate whether you are Irish or not, by donning your green and heading outdoors on a rainbow scavenger hunt! This is a great activity for kids of all ages. Toddlers… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Scavenger Hunt

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30 Outdoor Activities for a Winter Day

During the colder winter months, it may seem difficult to enjoy the great outdoors. But no matter where you live, you can still enjoy time as a family outside. It just requires a bit of imagination! Getting outdoors as a family during the winter provides many benefits, including keeping the whole family healthy by exercising.… Continue reading 30 Outdoor Activities for a Winter Day

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How to Build an Orange Peel Bird Feeder

Building a bird feeder can be a fun and easy activity for any afternoon and, it is a great opportunity to recycle left overs. This activity is great for children of any age; it creates a learning opportunity as well as a chance to practice motor skills. After building the feeder, by placing it on… Continue reading How to Build an Orange Peel Bird Feeder

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How to Build a Bagel Bird Feeder

Building a bird feeder can be a fun and easy activity for any afternoon and, it is a great opportunity to recycle left overs. This activity is great for children of any age; it creates a learning opportunity as well as a chance to practice motor skills. After building the feeder, by placing it on… Continue reading How to Build a Bagel Bird Feeder