FREE Winter Scavenger Hunt (with printable list!)

FREE Winter Scavenger Hunt (with printable list!)

Grab this free printable Winter Scavenger Hunt list -- get outside & hunt down clues to explore seasonal changes in nature! My kids will be the first to tell you that no matter the weather, we get some outdoor time every day. It's def...
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10 Easy Science Experiments: Shadow & Light Activities

10 Easy Science Experiments: Shadow & Light Activities

Explore the science of light & shadows with these easy science experiments!I know it might be hard to believe but making shadows is actually a simple science experiment!Yep, all those shadow puppets you tried as a child or those evening...
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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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Leaf Rubbing Art & Science Activity

Leaf Rubbing Art & Science Activity

Easy leaf rubbing activity - part art and part science project as kids create a leaf collage & get a peek into the parts of a leaf! I have always loved making leaf rubbings!  Ever since I was a child, I was fascinated by this bea...
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8 Apple Activities for Kids

8 Apple Activities for Kids

Favorite apple activities for kids: apple picking, cider mills and fun STEM ideas! Fall is apple season!  Trees are blooming with ripe apples, ready for the picking. There are a number of fun apple activities & outings that your ki...
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Solar Eclipse Activities & Party Ideas for Kids

Solar Eclipse Activities & Party Ideas for Kids

Learn about activities to do during the Solar Eclipse including which glasses to wear, fun eclipse themed food, books to read, party ideas and more! Where will you be on August 21, 2017? Chances are -- somewhere "on the dark side of the moo...
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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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30 Things to do Outside + Easy Craft for Kids

30 Things to do Outside + Easy Craft for Kids

This rock painting idea + fun things to do outside will inspire more creative play for your kids without having to hear "there's nothing to do" this summer!I'm a toss-the-kids-out-the-door kind of parent. Children (along with teens and...
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20 Fairy Play & Mini Garden Ideas

20 Fairy Play & Mini Garden Ideas

These mini garden ideas and fairy play 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 concepts ...
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12 Inspiring Outdoor Activities: The Lorax & Ecology for Kids

12 Inspiring Outdoor Activities: The Lorax & Ecology for Kids

Use The Lorax and these fun outdoor activities to teach ecology and inspire your kids to change the world! Today we're combining a few of our favorite things -- books & nature -- to kick off some early Spring exploring.   In honor ...
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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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15 Outdoor Activities: Backyard Birds for Kids

15 Outdoor Activities: Backyard Birds for Kids

Explore backyard birds with these activities & crafts that can be done year round! We have always loved outdoor activities as a family and wintertime is no exception. Birds enjoyable for the whole family and unlike so many other anima...
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Winter Craft & Science: Nature Art with Ice

Winter Craft & Science: Nature Art with Ice

Enjoy this easy Winter craft that combines science, nature & art -- perfect for kids of all ages! I'll be the first to admit that once Winter sets in, looking for ways to incorpation nature into our day becomes more of a challenge. ...
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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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15 Fun Things to do Outside this Weekend

15 Fun Things to do Outside this Weekend

Fall is in full swing and Winter is at our doorstep but that's no reason to hibernate like many of our animal friends do at this time of the year. There are still LOTS of ways to enjoy some time outdoors and it's especially important dur...
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