popular topics in outdoor activities

  • how to prevent and treat insect bites and stings
    Bites and Stings
    How to Prevent and Treat Insect Bites and Stings
    Nature trail adventures and backyard play dates shouldn't be cut short. But, when itching and crying from your little one as she frantically swats at buzzing pests ruins a summer outing, you have to take action. We reached out to some experts to...
    Angela Tague
  • summer games and activities for kids
    Summer Crafts and Activities
    Top Summer Games and Activities for Kids
    Looking for some fun summer day activities for your kids? Well look no further! Beach Obstacle Course All you need is a stick and a shovel to make a fun beach activity for your child. Read the instructions for the Beach Obstacle Course. Wat...
  • Tent,Campsite
    Camping
    Camping Essentials
    Camping can be a fun and cheap family activity or vacation. But you do need quite a few supplies to manage life in the great outdoors. Find out what you'll need to pack for your next camping adventure, and remember to check with your campground t...
    Erin Dower
  • Backyard games
    Outdoor Games
    Fun Backyard Games for the Summer
    Looking for some great backyard party games for the summer? Here are our favorites! Get the full details on these games (and where to by them) from our slideshow! ...
  • Screen Free Week Family Activities
    Entertainment and Activities
    7 Family Activities to Celebrate Screen-Free Week
    Does your family spend too much time with their noses glued to screens, like computers, TVs, smart phones, the latest iGadget? If so, then perhaps give Screen Free Week a try. Screen free what? From May 1-7, unplug from any and all digital ente...
    Steven Auger
  • World Health Day: 7 Easy Ways to Get Your Family Moving
    Entertainment and Activities
    World Health Day: 7 Easy Ways to Get Your Family Moving
    World Health Day is just around the corner, and now is a great time to learn easy ways to help your family be healthy. Check out our list of family-friendly ideas to incorporate healthy living into your everyday life. 1. Set a Family "Moving" Go...
    Courtney Key
  • kids potato sack race
    Outdoor Games
    Top 10 Backyard Party Games for All Ages
    Looking for some fun outdoor games to play at your next barbecue or family party? Good ol' fashioned group games — from sack races to cornhole and other toss games — are all the rage these days! So check out this list of our favorite old and ...
    Erin Dower
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
    Curious World
  • kids on a bug hunt
    Summer Crafts and Activities
    11 Fun Summer Camp Crafts and Activities to Try at Home
    Kids don't have to go to an expensive camp to have a blast this summer! Bust summer boredom with these classic camp-inspired activities and crafts you can do at home with your kids. Find both indoor and outdoor activities for groups and individua...
    Erin Dower
  • Top 10 Nature Activities
    Nature Activities
    10 Hands-On Nature Activities for Kids
    Summer is a great time to get outside and learn more about the environment. From hunting bugs to making seashell magnets, these awesome hands-on activities are a great way for your child to get a little closer to nature. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • kids potato sack race
    Outdoor Games
    Top 10 Backyard Party Games for All Ages
    Looking for some fun outdoor games to play at your next barbecue or family party? Good ol' fashioned group games — from sack races to cornhole and other toss games — are all the rage these days! So check out this list of our favorite old and ...
    Erin Dower
  • Top 10 Nature Activities
    Nature Activities
    10 Hands-On Nature Activities for Kids
    Summer is a great time to get outside and learn more about the environment. From hunting bugs to making seashell magnets, these awesome hands-on activities are a great way for your child to get a little closer to nature. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • family celebrates earth day by working in the garden
    Earth Day Activities and Crafts
    8 Easy Ways to Celebrate Earth Day as a Family
    Explore the beauty of nature with your children and teach them the importance of caring for our planet with these simple and meaningful ways to celebrate Earth Day. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Spring Printables
    Spring Fun To-Do List
    Celebrate the warmer weather with this printable checklist of fun springtime activities. Print it out to hang on your fridge, and check each one off as you go along! ...
  • Summer Printables
    Summer Fun To-Do List
    From simple pleasures to exciting excursions for all ages, use this checklist to make sure your family covers all the basics when it comes to summer fun! ...
  • Little Tikes Tunnel and Dome Climber
    Best Toys
    Top 10 New Outdoor Toys for Summer
    It's time to stock up on summer toys for your kids! Check out these fun new summer toys and games that are sure to be a hit for yard and beach playtime. Also, search our Toy Finder for new ride-on toys and bikes for all ages. ...
    Erin Dower
  • Fact Monster, a safe space for kids to find homework help
    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

    Are you worried about your kids being online? Fact Monster is a KidSafe-certified site for your kids to get homework help, play games and watch educational videos. Check it out...and give Same Game a try yourself!

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  • Fun Family Fitness, Mom and girl hula hooping outside for exercise
    Exercise and Sports
    8 Fun (and Cheap!) Family Fitness Activities
    Looking for some fun family "workouts" that feel more like play? Check out these simple outdoor activities that will get everyone in your family off the couch and help you bond while burning some calories. ...
    Erin Dower