How to Set Up a Kid Friendly Backyard for Active Play
A kid friendly backyard encourages active outdoor play. Here's how to set one up plus 11 key elements to consider for your outdoor play space, such as sand & water, privacy, toys, and plants. I've been working on making the backyard at our new house enticing for the whole family, but especially turning it into a place where the kids want to play. Until recently, it was a blank slate---flat lawn and nothing else---that my daughters rarely wanted to use and that I found depressing to even look…
Nature: Why children and parents need the great outdoors
Did you grow up building dams in the stream, climbing trees, and chasing fireflies as the evening darkened? If you did, you'll agree with me that all children deserve those experiences.
Six Sisters' Stuff · Family Recipes, Food, Fun Crafts
Well, school is over for us and I am kind of freaking out . I am hoping to avoid that dreaded phrase, "Mom . . . I'm BORED!" So, I decided that I would put together a list of things of fun things.
Sea Urchins and Ping Pong Water Toss
Here are some fun things we did in the past 24 hours. a fancy design on the light table with sand and glass gems We got an Artificial Jellyfish Tank! (so cool!!) it changes colors! ( i think it has maybe 10 color changes) Sea Urchin sensory table (glass gems, shells, orange extract for scent, sea urchin looking toys from the dollar tree ) close up of right side close up of left side soap table fun they put a lot of men and sea creatures in it admiring hibiscus Ping Pong Water Toss (16 ping…
Nature Made Musical Instruments
15 minutes outside 365 days a year, what a challenge! I consider myself to be a nature girl and even I am awed by the commitment Gina from famiglia&seoul made this year. She writes: I
10 Fun Walk Ideas for Families
Family walks are a great way to get exercise and have fun together. Here are 10 fun walk ideas for families that will get you outside and having fun with your kids. Perfect for all ages..
50 Simple Outdoor Activities For Kids - No Time For Flash Cards
Spring is in the air! It's time to start thinking of things to do outside with the kiddos. Here is a list of 50 easy and cheap outdoor activities for kids.
Several of you suggested I make a Wizard of Oz sensory tub, and since that happens to be one of my favorite movies, I was totally up for it! I only used things I had on hand already (meaning I didn't spend any money on making this tub) and so I had to be a bit creative as a result (meaning some of things in this tub are a bit of a stretch). :) Here's what's inside: :: The Yellow Brick Road - yellow Lego bricks. Perfect for my Lego lovin' boy! :: Poppies - red fabric flowers. Yes, I know…
30 Energetic Activities for Kids with High Energy
Energetic activities are important for gross motor skills development in any child, and even more so for kids with high energy! Try one today.
DIY Backyard Games
Cue the nostalgia with these awesome backyard games, all of which were made with outdoor fun in mind. By putting waterproof materials to good use with some of your favorite classic games, your inner child will be having just as much fun as the real-life little ones you know. Let the games begin!