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 Garden Activities & Crafts 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. ...
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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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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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October Fun at the Weekly Kid's Co-op

    Can you believe October is almost here!  And what's the best part of October (well, besides the wonderfully cool weather :) -- beautiful leaves!! I love to see the leaves change in the fall - colors of red, yellow and ...
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Leaves and Seeds: Autumn Theme Week

  Our theme for this week is Leaves & Seeds - exploring trees during autumn is a great nature and science activity!  Make sure to check out our other Theme Week posts if you missed them -- Apple Activities & the Autumn E...
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Theme Week: Autumn Equinox

  Connect with us on Facebook for more fun ideas!!   Fall is a wonderful season to explore the outdoors.  Kids can learn about nature through the skills of observation and discovery during this season. ...
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17 Fun Fall Activities

    Connect with us on Facebook for more fun ideas!!   When's the last time your kid looked under a rock?  Fall is the perfect time to be outdoors and enjoy the foliage, the weather and time with each ot...
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Hosting a Kid-friendly Olympic Themed Party

The Olympics are fun for everyone to watch - kids included - so why not have an Olympic-themed party this summer!Thanks to Angie, a great mom & party planner, here's a great way to get your kids more involved during the Olympic Games wi...
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23 Ideas for Frozen Fun this Summer

It seems that the summer heat is settling in for a while - and everyone knows that hot kids are not happy kids!  Here's some fun 'frozen' ideas to beat the heat with ice, cold snacks and cool activities....
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Family Camping Activities in Your Own Backyard

Fun family camping activities perfect for your backyard!Planning to camp-out with the kids? A backyard camp-out might be the perfect start for your family!Why the backyard?It's a great place to 'test the waters' when the kids are young...
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Books for Summer Fun

Heading to the beach this summer?  Or maybe you're planning a camp-out?  We've got some great reads for you to take along - explore a picture book, bring a chapter book to read aloud or grab a guide book for ideas on games and act...
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Why We Love the National Park Jr. Ranger Program

Do you have plans to visit a national park or national monument this year?  If so, don't overlook the Junior Ranger programs offered at more than 200 of these locations!  Kids can learn about nature, history, science -- and earn s...
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