Playgrounds - Invitations to Play for PARENTS

Attention Parents:  What do you do when you see something like this?   Do you send your kids over to play and explore?  Or do you pick up a mallet and make some music?...
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Amazing Ideas for Creative Backyard Play this Summer

Try these backyard games & activities for awesome summer fun this year!We love spending time outdoors during the summer.Well, I LOVE to be outside no matter what!  Our kids really enjoy it as long as there's something fun to do.&nb...
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6 Retro Games for Your Backyard

Summer is a great time to introduce your kids to some amazing Retro games for the backyard!You know, the way WE use to entertain ourselves when we were young (before the word 'game' was synonomous with video console)! Think about what ...
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Nature Art & Sensory Play

I love to mix in natural items when we create art projects! For example, this fun art activity of painting the four seasons of a tree using sticks -- it inspires kids to really think outside the box.  There's something about the cont...
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Kids Garden Activities that 'Dig into Reading'

With the National Summer Library Book theme being 'Dig into Reading', I wanted to feature some of the great posts linked up to our Discover & Explore 'Gardening with Kids '. There are so many garden activities that will pair nicely wi...
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7 Fun Nature Walks for Kids

Getting the kids more time outside is always a goal these days. Especially on school days when they're stuck in a building for 8 hours :( with the exception of a 25 minute recess (if you're in elementary school) which I think is waaayyy to...
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Gardening Books & Activites for Kids

This week, our Discover & Explore feature is Gardening with Kids.  We can't wait to see all of your fun ideas & projects as we enter gardening season! Not only is gardening a fun family activity, it’s also a wonderful way t...
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The Life Cycle of a Butterfly: Kids Nature Activities

Explore the life cycle of a butterfly with these hands-on nature activities that can be done at home or in a classroom!We had some wonderful crafts & activities shared on our Discover & Explore: Butterflies linky! For our butte...
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Flying a Kite: Hands-on Science & Books for Kids

We headed out this weekend for a few hours to fly a kite - a spur of the moment idea to enjoy some outdoor time on a windy day. Have you ever gone kite flying with the kids? It's such a great family activity for those windy, Spring aftern...
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Earth Day Activities for Kids

Even though we celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd this year, it's really an everyday activity.  There are so many easy ways to introduce kids to environmental ideas and adopt eco-friendly behaviors at home, at school and in your commun...
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30 Gardening Ideas for Kids

These plant activities and garden crafts are sure to inspire some gardening with kids this Spring! I'm so excited that we are finally seeing some spring weather! We are so past due - and it's cutting into our gardening activities.  I'l...
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5 Fun Finds: Connecting Kids with Nature

In honor of Spring this week (yea!!), I thought I'd begin a new weekly series: 5 Fun Finds! Every week, I find TONS of great things as I'm curating new content or writing posts. I need a way to share these with YOU!...
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29 Ways to Have Fun with Your Kids this Winter

29 Ways to Have Fun with Your Kids this Winter

Those long, cold days of winter can give us all a little cabin fever so push aside all those 'must do's' and just have some fun with your kids.It's amazing how many ideas and activities we parents think of as 'regular things' are super cool...
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Fun with Kids Books and Winter Activities

Now that we're in the throws of winter (and most of the holiday gifts have been played with over the past few weeks), it's time to introduce some new ways to beat the winter doldrums.  Today we're sharing some of your favorite winter b...
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Activities & Books about Bats and the Moon

Activities & Books about Bats and the Moon

Enjoy an evening exploring the outdoors with these wonderful books about bats & the moon plus hands-on activities too!On a walk through the park this week, a bat flew over our heads!I know -- you get a little freaked out at first (if yo...
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