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Family Camping Activities in Your Own Backyard

Fun backyard camping activities for kids and families to try at home! 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...
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DIY Sundial for Kids

DIY Sundial for Kids

Learn how to build a sundial -- a great STEM activity for kids! For years I've been saying that it would be cool to have a sundial in the yard! First, I operate by 'sundial' time more than by a clock -- you know, the "it's just about the ...
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12 Outdoor Activities for Families {FREE printable challenge!}

AWESOME Outdoor Activities for Families to enjoy this summer (+FREE printable Adventure Challenge too!) It's one of those times when nothing seems normal -- so maybe it's a sign to try something new, you know, mix things up a bit, right? ...
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36 Summer Sensory Activities

36 Summer Sensory Activities

Explore some of these summer sensory activities this year with your kids no matter what their age! My kids are "touchers" -- as in, they always put their hands on things.  When they were young, I can't tell you how many times I said ...
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10 Camping Books for Kids + Where to Camp for Free!

Find free places to camp with your family and great books about camping for kids! Planning a family camping trip this year? Or maybe planning to pitch a tent in the backyard?  Family camping with kids can be tons of fun -- sleeping u...
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Ocean Layers for Kids: Science & Math Activity

Explore the world under the sea with this Ocean Layers Activity for Kids! We LOVE doing science projects about the ocean's zones and layers each summer!  It just seems like the right time to explore the big blue sea and learn a little...
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How Big is a Blue Whale? Outdoor Ocean STEM Activity

How Big is a Blue Whale? Outdoor Ocean STEM Activity

FUN ocean science for kids: draw & measure the size of a blue whale with this week's outdoor STEM activity! We are going under the sea to learn about whales with one of our fun Ocean STEM activities. Have you ever really wondered what...
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15 Fabulous Books about Forest Animals

Enjoy these gorgeous children's books about forest animals before heading out to explore the woods! Our kids and I have always loved forest animals -- probably because we live in the middle of the grassy plains ;) which is why we love read...
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25 Outdoor Summer Activities for Kids, Tweens & Teens

Enjoy these fabulous outdoor activities for kids this summer! Let's face it, no matter how much we'd LOVE for our kids to spend more time outside, sometimes it's an uphill battle -- especially if you don't have just the 'right' outdoor act...
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Kids Books about Life in the Forest

Kids Books about Life in the Forest

Gorgeous children's books about the forest life and woodland animals! Summer and Fall are the perfect time to read these stories set in the woods & get out to explore! You don't need a large area at all -- even a small wooded area wi...
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20 FUN Things to do on a Summer Night

20 FUN Things to do on a Summer Night

Get outside and enjoy these easy & fun things to do on a Summer night! We love that summertime means a not-so-strict-bedtime schedule so we can get out and enjoy those long summer evenings!  Some of our favorite (and free!) summer...
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Forest Scavenger Hunt {free printable!}

Enjoy this free printable Forest Scavenger Hunt - a perfect list for your next hiking adventure with kids! I'm one of those nature nerds who loves the forest -- whether it's storytime with fabulous books about forest animals or heading out...
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20 Printable Summer Scavenger Hunts

20 Printable Summer Scavenger Hunts

Enjoy these Summer Scavenger Hunt Ideas while you're relaxing outside in the backyard, camping, heading out for a walk/hike or exploring places around town! If there's one thing we love, it's a fun scavenger hunt for kids!  In fact, ...
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20 Backyard Science Experiments

20 Backyard Science Experiments

Try these 20 FREE Backyard science experiments & outdoor science projects that are easy to do and turn your backyard into a giant science lab for kids! As you can tell by our HUGE collection of science experiments & activities for ...
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20 Fairy Garden Crafts & Play Ideas for Kids

20 Fairy Garden Crafts & Play Ideas for Kids

These easy Fairy garden ideas and fairy activities are sure to inspire kids of all ages to dig, plant, grow and engage in imaginative play! Fairy gardens are the perfect way to connect your child with so many learning & sensory concept...
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