Want to know which adventures are sure to please kids and parents, both?
You’ve come to the right place!
In this final article for My Kids’ Adventures I’ll share the top picks from our editorial team, writers and you—our readers—so you can zero in on the tried-and-tested fun.
Whether you’re looking for something new to do with your family or want to revisit an adventure you’ve enjoyed before, you’re sure to find something exciting to do together.
Why Bring Fun to Your Family?
My Kids’ Adventures was launched in July 2013 as a site for quick, easy, inexpensive activities that busy parents (and grandparents) can do together with their kids (ages 5-11).
With 205 articles on the site, each hand-picked to promote fun, adventure and togetherness among parents and kids, you’re sure to find activities your family will love. This list will help narrow it down.
Have you ever slept outdoors in a tent, lean-to or teepee you built yourself?
Want to share an experience like that with your kids?
Even if you have little or no experience in the great outdoors, you can help your kids learn some basic survival skills and enjoy some creative fun together!
It’s easy—we’ll practice with a toy model first.
In this article I’ll show you how to make a fun outdoor shelter out of leaves and debris, and share an important survival skill with your kids without them even knowing it.
Why Teach Your Kids How to Make a Shelter?
A shelter is the first thing to consider if you’re ever lost in the great outdoors. In fact, if you get lost, you should make some kind of shelter first—before finding food or even water.
A debris hut is an easy-to-make outdoor shelter that can shield you from the elements like rain and wind, help you stay in one place and make it easier for searchers to rescue you.
Are there adventures you’d love to experience together as a family?
Write them down so you’ll have options on hand at a moment’s notice.
In this article I’ll show you how to create a family bucket list.
First you and your kids will share dreams of places to go and things to do together. Then you’ll organize, prioritize and turn your wish list into tangible goals with a fun family project.
Why Build a Bucket List?
A bucket list consists of things you want to do in your lifetime (before you “kick the bucket”).
The expression has been expanded to include goals people want to achieve within other time frames as well: before certain birthdays or life events, before holidays or vacations come to an end, before the kids reach a certain age, etc.
The bucket list concept has been around for a while and got a boost in popularity by The Bucket List movie, but it may be new to your children. Once you explain that it’s a way to think of the fun things you’d like to do together, they’re sure to get on board right away with lots of ideas!
It’s fun and exciting to come up with goals using input from the whole family. Kids love to feel that their contributions count.
For this adventure, you’ll actually make a special bucket, then gather, create and preserve a bucketful of family memories.
Want to infuse some exciting new activities into the mix?
At My Kids’ Adventures, we’ve got you covered. There’s still plenty of fun to be had this summer (or any time of year).
We’ve searched the Internet for fun, exciting activities to do together this summer and listed our favorites below.
In this article I’ll share 26 fun summer activities for kids, from awesome art projects to zooming ziplines that’ll turn any day into a fun family adventure.
Why Have Summer Adventures?
Family adventures build memories that last a lifetime, and there are so many different ways to have fun together: building things, cooking, crafts, creative play and exploring the great outdoors to name just a few.
Your kids will love to spend time with you and you’ll have the chance to talk, play and maybe even learn something new about them.
Are you seeking entertaining activities that are also educational?
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with fun adventures your whole family will enjoy!
In this article I’ll share 15 fun and festive activities you and your family can do to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
Why Celebrate Cinco de Mayo?
Cinco de Mayo is also called “El Día de la Batalla de Puebla” (The Day of the Battle of Puebla). Although it’s often confused as Mexico’s Independence Day, Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico’s unlikely victory over France on May 5, 1862, near Puebla, Mexico during the Franco-Mexican War.
Cinco de Mayo is a minor holiday in Mexico. However, cities across the United States—especially those with a large Mexican-American population—go all-out to celebrate Mexican culture and heritage on May 5.
Are your kids bored and anxious for something to do when the weather is wet?
The editors of My Kids’ Adventures have searched the web for fun ways your family can make the most of a rainy day together.
In this article I’ll share our 26 favorite rainy day activities for you and your kids to celebrate a rainy day. With silver linings from A-Z, you’re sure to find a fun way to bring some sunshine to the gloom.
Why Play on a Rainy Day?
There are lots of adventures you can have with your kids, even when the weather is bad.
Rainy weather lets you experience the world in new ways from every one of your senses and discover a whole list of things you can only find in stormy weather, like rainbows and lightning, umbrellas and puddles. We’ve found activities to help your family explore them all: the sights, sounds, smells, feelings, and yes, even some rainy-day–specific foods to taste!
Looking for some springtime fun for your family, if only it would stop raining?
You and your kids can celebrate spring, no matter what the weather is.
The editors of My Kids’ Adventures have scoured the web and found 15 spring activities your family can enjoy either indoors or outdoors (or a little bit of both).
In this article I’ll share our favorite 15 for spring activities (think indoor-outdoor adventures) that you can enjoy with your kids, regardless of the forecast.
Why Spring Activities?
Spring is around the corner! We look forward to warmer days, flowers and more opportunities to get outside and play. But sometimes Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate, sending blustery weather our way.
Below, you’ll find a range of activities as dynamic as the weather. Use this list on warm days when you want to grab the kids and do something together outside, and on those grey, rainy days that are best spent indoors. Some activities have an element of both, because, well, some spring days are like that!
We can’t help but feel hopeful in the spring. As winter thaws, it’s an exciting time for new beginnings and growth in nature. Kids feel the new energy too, and want to get into the spirit of the season. The activities below can help.
Hoping to bring some luck o’ the Irish to your family (or at least some good old green fun)?
Look no further. The editors of My Kids’ Adventures searched the Internet for St. Patrick’s Day crafts that are easy and fun to make with your kids.
In this article I’ll share our favorite lucky seven St. Patrick’s Day crafts to do with your kids.
Why St. Patrick’s Day Activities?
You don’t have to be Irish to join in the spirited fun of St. Patrick’s Day on March 17. The holiday celebrates the Irish and Irish-at-heart with food, fun and lots of green for shamrocks (the leaf of the clover plant) and leprechauns (little green “fairies”).
Want an exciting way to help your kids meet goals?
Hold your own family Mardi Gras celebration! It’s a fun and festive way to kick off the start of a new goal.
In this article I’ll show you how to create a kid-friendly Mardi Gras celebration with costumes, games and cake.
Use the decorations as a Carnival countdown calendar that will help your kids meet a goal.
Why Mardi Gras and Kids?
Whether your family practices Lent or not, you can enjoy the colorful party atmosphere of Mardi Gras and all of its accoutrements—the masks, the beads, the parades, the music and the food—from your own home.
Since you’ll be mimicking the party, why not mimic the hard work that follows Mardi Gras, too? It’s tough to start new habits (or stop doing the not-so-good ones) no matter how old you are. This project can help.
Use the celebration with your kids to set them on a path of self-improvement and recycle that sparkly party gear into a colorful tracking chart that keeps the spirit of Carnival alive and helps you and your kids to stay dedicated.
Are you wondering what you can do about it?
The answer: plenty! Sometimes all it takes is a good idea and a little nudge from Mom or Dad to get kids started on a project that holds their attention for hours. And I’ve found just the place to find those good ideas.
In this article, I’ll share 10 boredom-busters from the book, Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun, by Joshua Glenn and Elizabeth Foy Larsen.
Boredom is part of growing up. Even kids with tons of books, toys and electronics feel sometimes like they have nothing to do. And that’s not always a bad thing. Getting bored once in a while promotes creativity, allowing kids’ minds to wander to interesting places.
The trouble with our society is that we, along with our kids, have become passive consumers. So when your 10-year-old son complains about being bored, you simply drive to Game Stop, pick up Super Mario Galaxy (nevermind that he has 20 other games!) and get on with your busy day.