Darts.

  Darts. Darts. We have a love hate relationships with the darts in our house.  I like them best outside! It is very easy to hang the dart board on a tree and it is much easier to deal with the game when it is outside. Darts are an excellent way to gain fine motor…

Skyrockets.

  Skyrockets. Part of the success of the media management job is to be prepared. Be prepared for moments where you are tired and the kids are too and everyone’s default (including yours) is to get plugged into technology instead of being creative and thinking of outdoor things to do.  When those moments hit, I…

Kickball.

  Kickball. Did you know that playing kickball can burn 300-600 calories an hour?  This physical co-ed activity can be played by anyone, no sports knowledge required. It can be played with little equipment and rules can be adjusted and made up by each group of kids which makes for a very creative activity. Kickball…

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…