Looking for a fun, outdoor adventure that includes life lessons?
Plan a fishing trip with your kids. But first, help them hone their skills, right from home.
In this article I’ll show you some fun ways to practice fishing skills with your kids before you ever head to the water.
Why Practice for a Fishing Trip?
Fishing is a fun activity everyone in the family will enjoy. It instills useful life skills, while showing your kids that patience pays off. And not much can top the feeling of catching your very first fish!
Anyone can fish. It just takes patience, practice and preparation.
If you help your children get comfortable with baiting a hook, casting a line and handling a fish before you head out to the water, they’ll be confident fisher-kids before you hit the shore.
Want an outdoor adventure that’s part mechanics, part crafts and all fun?
Build a rocket launcher with your kids and every time you finish a 2-liter bottle of soda pop, you can send it soaring.
In this article I’ll show you how to launch a bottle rocket adventure with your family. Start with a root beer float, add some arts and crafts, bring on a few building tools and create some high-flying fun.
Why Build a Pop Bottle Rocket Launcher?
Pop bottle rockets provide hours of fun for kids of all ages and all personalities. Got a future engineer? She’ll love to build the rocket launcher. An artsy-craftsy kid? Watch him create the coolest rocket ever to grace a soda bottle. Are you a little competitive? Launch your rocket again and again to see just how high you can make it go.
A rocket launch is great fun for everyone. And it starts with a delicious root beer float. (Or, your budding environmentalists can search through the recycling bin for a bottle to repurpose into a rocket.)
The best part is that once you build the rocket launcher, you can use it over and over again. Just add a new pop bottle rocket for another day of fun with your kids.
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.
Why a Garden?
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.