Watching Wildlife With Your Kids: A Fun Way to Get Outside Together

podcast iconDo your kids love bugs, birds and other critters?

Want to find ways to get them to enjoy the outdoors?

Start watching wildlife with your kids. To learn how to make it fun to observe wildlife in action, I interview David Mizejewski for this episode of the Parenting Adventures podcast.

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parenting adventures podcast michael stelznerThe Parenting Adventures podcast is a show from My Kids’ Adventures.

It’s for parents (and grandparents) who are looking for creative things to do with their kids.

The show format is on-demand talk radio (also known as podcasting).

In this episode, I interview David Mizejewski, a naturalist and spokesperson for the National Wildlife Federation.

He hosted the Animal Planet show Backyard Habitat for four years, where he helped people transform their yards into habitats for birds.

He’s also made TV appearances on the Martha Stewart Show, Good Morning America and many other shows.

David shares ways to make it fun to watch wildlife with your kids.

You’ll discover simple things you can do to get out in nature, whether you find wildlife or you let wildlife find you.

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Do your kids like watching wildlife? In Parenting Adventures Podcast 11, National Wildlife Federation's David Mizejewski shares fun ways observe wildlife.

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How to Turn a Veggie Into a Plant: Gardening the Fast Way

Want to get your kids excited about gardening?

Looking for a secret shortcut to make plants grow fast?

How about a gardening trick that turns trash into food?

Regrow vegetables and fruits to transform them from stems, cores and seeds into fresh, delicious plants you can eat.

It requires very little time and space, and no extra money!

In this article I’ll explain how fun, fast and easy it is to regrow vegetables and fruits with your kids even if you have a black thumb.

Transform fruits and vegetables from stems, cores and seeds into fresh, delicious, plants you can eat, with very little time and space and no extra money!

Why Regrow Your Food?

Two words: instant gratification. Kids today crave it. Adults often strive for it, too.

Gardening is a great family activity to get kids outside and teach them that the food on their plates comes from the earth, not just the grocery store!

If you want to grow a family garden, go for it! It’s fun for kids to watch fruits and vegetables grow and then eat their newly grown bounty. You can use seeds or starter plants, but either method requires some patience.

The quickest way to reap fully grown, edible plants is to regrow your food from the uneaten parts of other fruits and veggies. It’s fun. It’s cool to see the process. It’s instant gratification gardening (or the closest thing to it).

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3 Easy Ways to Start a Family Garden

Looking for a fun spring project that involves the entire family?

Do your kids like to spend time outdoors?

Then start a garden!

Gardening is a great outdoor activity with an abundance of benefits.

In this article I’ll show you three easy methods for starting a garden with your kids this spring.

Looking for a fun spring project that involves the entire family? Discover 3 easy methods for starting a family garden with your kids this spring.

Why Garden With Your Kids?

Gardening is an easy and fun outdoor spring activity that gives kids and parents a free pass to play outside in the dirt. It’s also an excellent way to teach children about organic food, composting and where food comes from.

Plus, gardening can also serve as a great lesson about patience and delayed gratification!

Whether you’re a seasoned or amateur gardener, you’ll enjoy spending time outdoors with your family. You’ll get your hands dirty and create terrific memories, especially when you harvest the fruits of your labor.

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How to Plan and Plant a Garden for Kids

Do your kids like to play in the dirt?

Are you looking for an ongoing project that you and your family can work on together?

Plan and plant a kid-friendly garden this spring with your kids.

In this article we’ll show you how to plant a garden this spring so you can enjoy a whole summer of kids’ gardening fun.

Do your kids like to play in the dirt? Show them, how to plant a garden in the spring so you can enjoy a whole summer of kids' gardening fun.

Why a Garden?

Gardens are wonderful for a variety of reasons. They help the planet and supply local healthy food to your family. Plus, they allow you to get outside with your kids on a regular basis.

Even though a garden can seem to be a lot of work, they are great fun and fairly simple when you plan and prepare.

They key is to choose what type of garden you want to grow as a family, and involve all members in every step of the process. Soon you’ll be able to enjoy the fruits (or vegetables) of your labor.

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15 Spring Activities to Do With Your Kids (Indoor and Outdoor)

Are your kids eager to go outside and play as soon as the snow starts to melt?

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.

Celebrate spring, no matter what the weather is with 15 spring activities for kids that your family can enjoy either indoors or outdoors (or a bit of both).

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.

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