10 Things to Do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Gatlinburg, TN

10 Things to Do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Gatlinburg, TN

Explore all the things families can do at Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Gatlinburg, Tennessee -- a wonderful year-round location for your next vacation.The Mountains are calling!Whether you're looking for a quiet weekend getaway, ...
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10 Best Outdoor Science Tools for Kids

10 Best Outdoor Science Tools for Kids

We love outdoor science activities & experiments! Getting to know nature and being a backyard detective are activities my kids have enjoyed for years. And having great science tools takes outdoor exploration to a whole new lev...
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Tree Rings and Dendrochronology: Science Project for Kids

Tree Rings and Dendrochronology: Science Project for Kids

This easy science project shows kids how dendrochronology & tree rings give us a look into the past! We like to do a lot of tree activities for a few reasons -- trees are easy to find ;), the activiites you can do are super easy & i...
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Free Days at National Parks in 2017

Free Days at National Parks in 2017

Woohoo!  The U.S. National Park Service has announced their FREE entrance days for all National Parks in 2017! One of the big family travel trends for this coming year is nature-focused vacations -- unplug, recharge and enjoy being tog...
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5 Ways to Get Your Kids Outside to Play

5 Ways to Get Your Kids Outside to Play

  We played outside all the time when I was a kid!  Seriously, those had-to-be-called-in-to-eat type of days.  Even on school days, I remember walking home with friends and talking about what we'd do that afternoon before ...
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Outdoor STEM: How Long are Your Small Intestines?

Outdoor STEM: How Long are Your Small Intestines?

Use this super fun & easy outdoor science activity to show kids just how long their small intestines are and learn a little about the human body too! This activity gets a few bonus points from us!  First, it's a STEM activity (a li...
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Enjoy an Outdoor Family Adventure {with free printable}

Enjoy an Outdoor Family Adventure {with free printable}

  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gulf County Florida. All opinions are 100% mine.   We love to go on outdoor adventures as a family! Sometimes it's as easy as a creek walk at a local park and other times it's ...
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Olympic Nature Art for Kids

Olympic Nature Art for Kids

This week's theme in our month-long Olympic Activities for Kids series is STEAM activities. Now I know you're familiar with many of our STEM ideas for kids (science, technology, engineering & math) -- but we don't do a ton of 'A' = Art ...
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20 Outdoor Activities & Games to Play at the Park

20 Outdoor Activities & Games to Play at the Park

Enjoy these fun activities & games to play at a local park!It's May again and that means we're celebrating Kids to Parks Day with a whole slew of AWESOME ideas for games to play & fun activities to do at the parks!Be sure to visit l...
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Rock Science Experiments:

Rock Science Experiments:

Today we are combining our Outdoor Science activities and our Simple Science Experiment series to share a fun geology experiment -- Rock Testing for Kids! One of the easiest science activities to do with kids is studying rocks and minerals...
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20 Playground Games & Activities

This post is sponsored by the Voice of Play.  We are joining them this month to inspire families to get outside & explore their local playgrounds!   Spring is in the air and for so many children that means heading back to th...
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Bug Hunt: Outdoor Activities for Kids {w/free printable}

Grab this FREE printable Insect Scavenger Hunt and see who lives in your backyard! Today we are linking up with the Storytime Science series to share two of our favorite things -- books & science! Ironically, the book I'm sharing (whi...
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DIY Fairy Garden Ideas & STEM Activities for Kids

Enjoy these DIY Fairy Garden Ideas for kids that incorporate science, math & engineering learning! Today we are combining a few of our favorite things -- gardening, fairies and STEM in this month's feature of manipulative play and small...
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20 Inspiring Nature Activities for Kids

When I was young, I can remember spending hours outdoors -- hiking to the woods behind our house, looking in the creek for crayfish and tadpoles, scouting out which animals were running around the yard.  And I can clearly remember the...
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How to Start & Organize a Nature Collection

If you've been around these parts, you'll know that we have a fondness for nature activities ;)  Most rooms in our house host some type of nature collection -- shells, rocks, tree seeds, leaves in the Fall, etc. And many of these we...
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