Activities

Finding a fun activity to keep your child happy and busy requires a little imagination and help from us. Here you'll find a slew of our best activity ideas for toddlers and preschoolers ranging from games, to arts and crafts, and more.

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Watch Zoo Gorilla Mom Share Sweet Moment with Mother Carrying Her Newborn Baby at Boston Zoo

A mother shared a special moment with Kiki the gorilla at the Franklin Park Zoo when the primate became fascinated with the woman's sleeping newborn son.

The 8 Best Inflatable Water Slides to Turn Your Yard Into a Summer Oasis

From built-in water cannons to bouncy houses, up the ante on outdoor play by bringing the water park to your own back yard.

The Family Guide to Gardening with Kids

Make your plans and plant seeds now and, come summer, you’ll have your pick of flowers and food. You’ll also cultivate some essential life skills: When kids tend to plants, they learn to care for the little things—and one another.
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The National Zoo's 8-Week-Old Panda Cub Is Getting Feistier by the Day

The cub, born on Aug. 21, is starting to explore his surroundings and go on field trips outside the den with his mom.

What Kids Learn From Water Play and 7 Fun Activities to Try This Summer

Playing with water is not only fun, but it can improve a child’s physical and cognitive development. Here's why you should spend time splashing around this summer, plus easy activities for every day of the week.

'Bright and Active' Baby Sloth Born at New England Zoo

The Linne's two-toed sloth was born on June 27 to parents Nero and Lunesta.