27 Simple Summer Science Experiments

27 Simple Summer Science Experiments

Enjoy these simple summer science experiments that will inspire curious minds!Summer is a wonderful time to let the kids show off their curiosity and do some simple science:Mom, do you think this {non-waterproof object} will float?If I put ...
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Outdoor Science: Biodiversity for Kids

Outdoor Science: Biodiversity for Kids

A fun outdoor science activity that let's you measure the biodiversity of living things in your backyard ecosystem! Many times, you'll hear kids say "hey, there's a bird!" or "this is the tallest tree in our yard!" This activity takes it on...
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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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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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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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Tree Activities for Kids: Animal Habitats, Tree Types & Nature Facts

Tree Activities for Kids: Animal Habitats, Tree Types & Nature Facts

I know that Fall inspires some popular tree activities for kids -- creating leaf rubbings, watching the leaves change color and heading out on a leaf hunt.But if we look a little deeper, we'll also find that trees play a crucial role to man...
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5 Ways to Get Your Kids Outside to Play

5 Ways to Get Your Kids Outside to Play

  We played outside all the time when I was a kid!  Seriously, those had-to-be-called-in-to-eat type of days.  Even on school days, I remember walking home with friends and talking about what we'd do that afternoon before ...
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