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Go bowling for free.

  Go bowling. Okay, I know that this is not an official outdoor activity… but I want to remind everyone that while we don’t need to spend lots of money or time on expensive outings, arcades and other indoor sports activity centers, it is good to get a change of pace and change of temperature…

Flashlight Tag.

   Flashlight Tag. It’s hard to believe the sun is actually setting earlier now as we head toward the end of summer! Just because it’s getting dark doesn’t mean children need to stay inside. A game of Flashlight Tag may be just the thing to get them outdoors during the later evening hours— kids love…

Painting an art project outside.

The next time you organize an art project  for your kids, think about moving it outside. Kids need to be outside hearing the sounds, feeling the wind, watching the birds and getting some sunlight.  In today’s digital world many kids (and adults) don’t get enough sunlight which means they are low in vitamin D.  Mom,…

Water balloons.

It was hot today! The boys took a break from their fort building to make up some water balloon games, an activity that is perfect for ALL ages! This is another activity that keeps on giving as the job begins with filling the balloons, then making up the game (tag, catch, hunt etc.) then setting…

Tag you’re it!

Playing tag is one of those games that define childhood. There is a lot more to it than you may think; it is a very developmentally necessary game for kids.  Here are a few reasons why your kids should play tag that you may not have thought of: It is great exercise! You learn if…

Oversized badminton.

No need for a net with this oversized badminton set and while it can be played with a friend, it can also be played solo! It is very important for kids to learn to play with others but it is also very important to their development for them to learn how to entertain themselves. This…