outdoor activities

  1. Exercise & Fitness

    Water toning exercises

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    Have fun in the water while getting in shape. It’s easy to do and you don’t need a lot of equipment. Whether you’re at the gym, your...
  2. Family Fun

    7 Family fun ideas in the great outdoors

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    In an age of computers, video games and cell phones, it's easy to lose sight of all that nature has to offer. Grab your kids, put...
  3. Family Fun

    Easy crafts for kids for outdoor fun

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    Your kids can make a craft that's fun to create and useful too! These easy crafts enhance outdoor fun and will inspire your kids to...
  4. Crafts

    Create an outdoor kids' carnival with cardboard boxes

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    You don't have to wait for the carnival to come to town to have some carnival-themed fun! Check out these DIY ideas to build a...
  5. Exercise & Fitness

    5 Outdoor activities to keep your family happy and healthy

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    Do you find that your family spends more time together watching television than being physically active? According to the Centers...
  6. Entertaining

    Backyard BBQ: Our favorite finds

    Summertime is the perfect time to host a backyard barbecue. Whether it is simply a family affair or you've invited a crowd, here are...
  7. Children's School & Education

    How to liven up your homeschool

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    Whether you're just starting out on your homeschool journey or you're a homeschool veteran, being spontaneous, getting out of your...
  8. Children's School & Education

    Spring into science: Get outside and learn

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    We're ready for spring! This is the time of year when we enjoy spending homeschool days outdoors — reading in the clubhouse, math on...
  9. Health & Wellness

    How to: Simple playground workouts

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    It's tempting to use playground time as an opportunity to catch up on the latest celebrity gossip zines, but you should really get...
  10. Activities for Kids

    Outdoor fun: Plan a treasure hunt at a local park

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    Step up your daily trip to the park by planning a treasure hunt like this for your little explorer. It will make the experience a...
  11. Family Activities

    Outdoor activities with an indoor twist

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    From windowsill gardening to makeshift mud pies, unique outdoor activities you can take indoors to entertain your kids and keep...
  12. Children's School & Education

    Winter nature study: Taking your homeschool outdoors

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    While most would not think of winter as a prime season to study nature, the winter months are the perfect time to kick off the best...
  13. Family Travel

    5 Best outdoor ice skating rinks in the U.S.

    Ice skating is a perfect winter activity for date night or an afternoon with the kids. Outdoor ice skating is even better!
  14. Family Activities

    Outdoor winter activities for kids

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    Winter doesn't have to mean chilly afternoons huddled indoors. Instead, bundle up the kids for some fun outdoor winter activities...
  15. Toys & Play

    Exploring the outdoors with baby

    Share the excitement of new sights, smells and sounds with your baby on nature explorations.
  16. Child Development & Health

    Parenting’s dirty little secret

    Most parents are guilty of consuming at least a little bit of dirt at some point in our childhoods. Still, we turned out OK, right?...
  17. Child Development & Health

    Mom gets arrested for letting kids play outdoors

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    This is no joke — a Texas mom was arrested for letting her kids play outside. She’s now suing both the police and the neighbor who...
  18. Family Activities

    Get ready for fall fun

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    Summer isn't the only season that is suited for outdoor fun. Autumn offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy time outdoors with your...
  19. Family Activities

    10 Ways to make the most of a sunny Sunday afternoon

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    Before you know it, the weather will cool down and those sunny days will be behind us. Take advantage of the warm weather and fresh...
  20. Family Activities

    Sunning it with your kids… without tanning

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    When “pale is the new tan” is your mantra, how can you make sure your kids get enough sunshine and Vitamin D if you’re always the...