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Tree Climbing with Kids :12 Best Tips and Tricks

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that life is unpredictable. Time, relationships, nature, freedom, and family are some of the most valuable assets in our lives. One experience that combines all these elements is spending time with children outdoors. For instance, you can plan an exciting tree climbing expedition! Tree climbing comes with multiple benefits – quality time spent with kids, it also creates a space for them[…]

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Fun Map Activities for Kids (and some learning too!)

Maps provide awesome guidance for learning! Despite GPS, map reading and map skills are still super important skills for kids to learn. Plus, map skills for kids are something they will use their entire lives! Map Skills for Kids MapQuest was the beginning of the end, am I right? Mapping programs and now GPS made map reading seem ancient and outdated. But there are still a lot of very important[…]

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Fall activities for Toddlers

The fall season is such a beautiful time of year. The weather is cooler and the days are still long enough to get out after supper. When it comes to this time of year many families start looking for seasonally fun activities. Leaves and pumpkins and fresh apple cider. The fall has so many great outdoor (and indoor) sensory opportunities. And, this list is full of fun fall activities for[…]

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(Easy) Outdoor winter activities for toddlers and kids

It’s winter! Snow and cold and ice and the possibilities of new and different play! Below you’ll find a list of all sorts of outdoor winter activities for kids and toddlers that you can set up right in your own backyard. How I miss the days that my littles would wake up to a freshly painted white world… oh, and the excitement in those eyes when they heard the snowplow[…]

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The best list of outdoor gifts for kids (updated for 2022!)

Do you have any outdoor kids or adventuresome families on your shopping list this year?  Or maybe, you’re an outdoor family and are looking for practical gifts to help get you and your kids outside. This guide full of outdoor gifts for kids is the perfect starting point for this year’s gift giving season! Below, you’ll find favourite outdoors toys and outdoor gear perfect for families who like to get outside. […]

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12 outdoor activities for only children (that don’t involve you!)

Playing outside is a great way for kids to have fun and get exercise. And, while most kids love to play outside, let’s be honest, playing alone can be a bit boring for some kids.   The problem is that kids don’t always have a sibling or play buddy nearby and sometimes kids are just at a loss of what they should do out there once you’ve pushed them out[…]

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Fall activities for kids | activity calendars

Keep that summer fun momentum going right into fall with these outdoor activity calendars.  Print them out and be reminded of all the fall activities for kids and families that you can still enjoy before the weather turns cold. No excuses.  Use this calendars to take away the guesswork of what to go do outside.  Most of these activities are easy and can be done right from home.  And while[…]

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Fun Games to Play in the Dark, outside

As a kid, playing outside is the best. Between water games when it’s warm to sledding when it’s cold, outside has almost unlimited opportunities for fun and play. Need something new and exciting? Playing outside in the dark adds a new element of fun that your kids probably haven’t had a ton of experience with. You don’t have to limit dark play to outside, though! Sometimes it’s way too late[…]

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Nature activities for inside & the backyard (bucket list & calendar)

Have you been asked to work from home? Or perhaps you’re doing school at home or you’re practicing social distancing… or (and hopefully this isn’t the case) your family has been asked to self-isolate? Or, maybe it’s nothing at all to do with this current state of affairs… you just happen to be stuck at home. Whatever the reason, below you’ll find a list of various ways you can still[…]

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