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
  • 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
  • outdoor party game for kids
    Outdoor Games
    Top Outdoor Party Games for Kids
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items fea...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • 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
  • 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! ...
  • 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
  • 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! ...
  • SummerSurvivalTips,GirlSellingLemonadeatStand
    Summer Crafts and Activities
    11 Survival Tips for Summer Boredom
    All year long you look forward to summer. So why do you feel like you might lose your mind when school is out and you're at home with the kids – all day, every day? Here are some fun and affordable cures for your family's summertime, stuck-at-h...
    Erin Dower
  • PocahontasPark,Campground
    Campgrounds
    Top Kid-Friendly Campgrounds
    With the cost of family vacations rising, one affordable alternative is to reserve a campsite at a state or national park. Whether you pitch a tent or rent a cabin, at these campsites you'll have a low-cost base of operations for outdoor activiti...
  • 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
  • Kids
    Outdoor Safety
    Safety Tips for Hiking and Camping
    Safety Tips for Hiking and Camping Hiking is an ideal warm weather activity for families. It gives you and your kids a chance to be active, explore nature, and spend time away from the lure of television and video games. Whether you're planning o...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Outdoor Activities
    Rock Climbing Quiz
    How much do you know about rock climbing? Test your knowledge of knots, grading systems, famous climbers, and climbing terminology. ...
    Liz Olson
  • WaterPark,SchlitterBahn
    Summer Vacation
    America's Top Family-Friendly Water Parks
    There's no better way for parents and kids to cool off on a hot summer's day than with a plunge down a water slide. Here are some of our favorite family water parks around the country. ...
  • 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
  • Vegetable Basket
    Gardening
    Landscaping with a Green Thumb: The Vegetable Garden
    Landscaping with a Green Thumb: The Vegetable Garden With produce prices spiraling ever higher, it's a great time to consider planting your own vegetable and herb garden. If you have a sunny spot in your yard, or even just a sunny deck, you can ...
    Nancy Witting
  • Family Soccer
    Gardening
    Landscaping with a Green Thumb: The Organic Lawn
    Landscaping with a Green Thumb: The Organic Lawn Tired of spending hours on your lawn? Worried about using chemicals in areas where your children and pets play? Ready to do your part for the environment? Then it's time to rethink the size of you...
    Nancy Witting
  • Garden Path
    Gardening
    Landscaping with a Green Thumb: The Ornamental Garden
    Landscaping with a Green Thumb: The Ornamental Garden Gardening with your family can be fun, and it can be a great way to teach your kids about nature and the environment. If you'd like to see green plants, flowers, shrubs, and trees in your yar...
    Nancy Witting