Outdoor Activities

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.

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14 Easy Ways to Make Your Backyard More Fun

Encourage your kids to explore, build, create, or just relax in the outdoors with these fun, creative, and inspiring ideas for your lawn.

Playgrounds Help Kids Be More Inclusive of Others, New Study Finds

A trip to the public playground offers more than physical benefits for kids. It's also a place fostering acceptance of different races and abilities.

The Summertime Guide to Keeping Kids Entertained at Home

Here’s your completely achievable, totally affordable game plan for keeping the kids happily busy this summer—right at home.

14 Fun Family Traditions to Start This Summer

It's time to create lasting family memories. Try these fun, easy activities with your kids, but don't blame us if they never want to go back to school. 

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13 Fun Ways for Kids to Spend More Time Outside

From planning a road trip around "rockhounding" opportunities to building your own outdoor play area, these fun family activities are guaranteed to spark your child's interest in nature.

5 Planets Will Be Visible in the Sky This Week — Here's How to See Them

Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn will all be visible in the night sky this week — no telescope required.