Camping Activities & Adventures for Families

I'm not going to lie to you -- I don't do tents!  Sorry, there's just something about a thin piece of material and the possibility of bears or snakes in the area that kinda freaks me out! But family camping doesn't always mean tents....
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Boats, Water Fun and Things that Float for Kids

This week's linky will Discover & Explore Boats, Water Fun & Things that Float! Kids can explore a number of science and engineering ideas by trying to build their own boat and playing around with the concept of sink and float.&nbs...
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8 Beach Books, Crafts & Activities for Kids

Beach books, crafts and activities for kids to do this summer!Don't you just love a day at the beach?There are so many things to do!The smell of the air, the warm sand and the hunt for shells -- yep, that's what I call some summer fun!We ha...
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Science at the Beach & More Kids Activities

Explore a little science at the beach with these fun activities! A day at the beach is what summer dreams are made of when you're a kid -- sandcastles, seashells and splashing in the waves.  But there's also quite a bit of learning tha...
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Family Friendly Zoo Visits

One of the most popular attractions for families is the zoo.  I'm not sure if it's all the curiosity that we have about animal behavior or the fact that most of our kids act like animals so we think they'll feel at home during their vi...
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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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