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.
Make the most of your upcoming weekend, and plan for one (or more!) of these fun outdoor activities!
Now playing on a lawn near you: a party that celebrates summer, cinema, and community all under the stars.
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Crafting with natural materials provides a wonderful excuse to get outside and explore. (Plus, the supplies are free!) These rustic projects will inspire plenty of fresh-air activity as your kids search for the perfect rocks and branches to paint, wrap, weave, and arrange just so.
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Summer! Just the word conjures up sun-kissed skin, juicy slices of watermelon, and bare feet on warm sand. Guide your child through our list of things to love about the sunshine season.
For a backyard movie night, you can project a film onto any light-colored background. Or, create your own screen with a few basic supplies.
With this tote made from a mesh produce bag, kids can collect nature finds while letting sand and dirt filter away.
Looking for some fun outdoor activities for you and your family? Be sure to try these simple, imaginative, and fun activities!
Encourage your kids to explore, build, create, or just relax in the outdoors with these fun, creative, and inspiring ideas for your lawn.
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Sizzling hot summer days call for clever ideas that can keep you cool. Make a splash this season with a bucketful of backyard games, frozen treats, and other activities to help beat the awesome heat.