Slather on the sunscreen and scoot the kids outside for a day of fun. Whether they love to play games like kickball or hopscotch or prefer nature activities like planting flowers or watching birds, we have plenty of ways to get your child off the sofa and in the great outdoors.
..., Pennsylvania, encourages her kids, Evan and Meghan, to explore the outdoors with a digital camera. As a bonus..., then take them with you on an outdoor expedition, placing them over flowers, leaves, and other natural items... in the August 2012 issue of FamilyFun magazine. This project starts with a trip outdoors to collect a basket...
... activities with the kids that will create special memories. Geocaching is a real-world outdoor treasure hunt... social development, and create strong relational bonds. Here are 10 new ideas for outdoor and indoor... and outdoor stores rent out kayaks or canoes by the hour or day. Your local park may also have paddleboats...
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...The family's gathered from near and far -- so make the most of it! These get-moving activities... goofy outdoor relay race that has the ecofriendly side effect of providing food for birds and squirrels...
... literacy skills -- by transforming word-building into an active learning challenge. Originally published... little active learning at home? This brainy variation on a blacktop fave will help your kids get a jump...
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Use this handy index to find links to printable templates as featured in FamilyFun publications.
Whether you gather supplies in your neighborhood or at the crafts store, your kids will love bringing the outdoors inside with these easy natural crafts projects featuring supplies found in nature.
What kid doesn't love to eat with his hands? Give him a break from utensils, and serve up these easy, yummy bites for dinner.
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... down memory lane to bring you 15 blast-from-the-past activities, games, and projects sure to get your...