Category Archives: Outdoor Activities

DIY Climbing Wall

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I totally loved this idea at my friend’s house! They had built a wooden shed on the side of their house, and creatively crafted a climbing wall on the outside. Taking pieces of scrap wood, they cut them into any kind of shape, smoothed it out a bit and screwed them in. That’s it. Continue reading

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Birthday Party – Island Style

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My daughter’s birthday party was so super fun, and I want to share what we did so that you might be inspired when planning your next child’s birthday. I first want to give credit to Family Fun magazine for giving … Continue reading

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Happy Fall

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That is what I want to remember to do in the next few months. Consider doing some things simpler. Then maybe I’ll have more time and energy to go all out on the other things… I know there are better … Continue reading

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Giant Squishy Water Bag — Summer Day Fun

Make a giant water bag to cool off in the hot summer

Make a A Giant Squishy Water Bag to jump on, march on, lay on, play on, and most importantly cool off on. Continue reading

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Cattail Fuzz

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Lately, I’ve taken a few walks with my 3 year-old to a near by open space with some water trickling through it. A forest of reeds and cattails grows around the marshy area, which are now, in the spring time, … Continue reading

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Fairy Blossoms

Trying out our new camera. Loved seeing my daughter on the trampoline with the new spring blossoms. I haven’t figured out the camera, nor my daughter, but I’m trying to enjoy both of them anyway. If you liked this post, … Continue reading

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Shadow Tag – Fun for the Whole Family

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Happy Spring Equinox!! The northern part of the world is finally celebrating spring, my favorite time of the year! To welcome sun’s extra rays, enjoy a frolic of Shadow Tag with your kids! Find a good stretch of pavement (your … Continue reading

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The Power of Play

Free play is crucial to our kids’ development! Here are some ideas of what gets in our way from letting kids play and what to do about it. Continue reading

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Volcanic Science in the Park

A recipe for sandbox volcanoes, when you want to get out, or stay in, and get your science groove on. Continue reading

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Make Your Own Tetherball Game (with a Balloon!)

Playing Homemade Tetherball A favorite summer pasttime — tetherball — is fun for all ages. And not having a proper pole or ball doesn’t have to stop you from batting around! Here’s how you can make a super-simple yet effective … Continue reading

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