Category Archives: Activities

Water Balloon Toss

Water Balloon Toss Grab your brother, your sister, a parent, or a friend for this outdoor activity. You can play with any even number of people. YOU WILL NEED An even number of people Water balloons Clothes that can get wet or messy HERE’S HOW 1. Divide all players into groups of two and giveContinue Reading

Fun Summer Science Projects for Kids

By  Courtney Corda and Amy Cowen, Science Buddies As summer, with its longer days and less structured schedules, gets under way, keep in mind that learning happens all year long. During summer break, children forget some of what they learned during the school year, making it important to balance summer fun with activities that haveContinue Reading

A Big Pile of Fantastic Ideas to Get Kids Outside Making and Doing This Summer

By JESSICA LAHEY May 22, 2014 It’s May, time for teachers to revisit their bookshelves and think about summer reading selections. This year, I’m considering a different kind of summer reading for my kids, books that will inspire them to head outside and make, do and create.  My younger son, Finn, likes these sorts ofContinue Reading

The Snow Day book activities

Use this classic to find some winter fun. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats Peter puts on his snowsuit and heads outside for some fun in the snow.  Follow along on his chilly adventure — an award-winning favorite! ACTIVITY:  Head outside and find out what you can use to make tracks, trails or otherContinue Reading

Over and Under the Snow book activity

Pair this beautiful children’s book with winter activities: Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner A beautiful book that takes the reader on a trip through nature, both above and below the ground.  Kids will learn about how different animals cope during winter. ACTIVITY:  Do some observations in your backyard to see what animalsContinue Reading

Nature Clubs for Families Tool Kit

Sign up online for your free kit!  Nature Clubs for Families Tool Kit: Do It Yourself! Do It Now! provides inspiration, information, tips and resources for those who are—or who might be—interested in creating a Nature Club for Families.  Do It Yourself Tools and Resources for families and caregivers on starting your own Nature ClubContinue Reading

It’s a Snow Maze kind of winter!

  This is the perfect winter to make a snow maze for your kids.  Try your backyard, a park, wherever the snow hasn’t yet been trampled.  Snowshoes would be helpful! See more at www.lifewithmoorebabies.blogspot.com/2013/03/snow-maze  

Have a Snow Picnic!

Who says picnics are only for warm weather? Pack a waterproof blanket (or bundle your littles up in their snow pants) and enjoy lunch al fresco.Have a Snow Picnic What You’ll Need: a waterproof picnic blanket; thermoses; hot cocoa; food of your choice. Directions: Pack a hearty hot lunch — think kid-friendly mac n’ cheeseContinue Reading

Frozen Bubble Balls

 Think blowing bubbles is only fun in the summer? Think again! Kids will be amazed at how long the bubbles last, and how strong they really are. What you’ll need: Bottles of bubbles or soapy water; a bubble-blowing wand; a below-freezing day Directions: Gather the bottle of bubbles, wand and head outside with the kids.Continue Reading

Ode to the Stick

Try celebrating summer this year by getting back to basics.  It’s time to play with what’s possibly the world’s oldest toy – the stick!  Inducted to the National Toy Hall of Fame in 2008, the stick merits special recognition as one of two inductees (along with the cardboard box) not created by a toy manufacturer. Continue Reading