How to Make a Rock Garden With Your Kids

Are your kids fascinated by rocks?

Want a cool outdoor project that helps your kids express their creativity?

Create a rock and mineral garden to draw out the inner rockhounds in your family.

In this article I’ll show you how to collect rocks and minerals with your kids and create a beautiful rock garden together.

Enjoy the thrill of the hunt for rocks and minerals, spend time outdoors together, learn about geology, and create a beautiful rock garden.

Why Build a Rock and Mineral Garden?

A rock garden is essentially a pile of rocks and minerals that you arrange in a beautiful or interesting manner.

When you build a rock and mineral garden with your kids, you’ll enjoy the thrill of the hunt; spend some fun time outdoors together; learn about geology, biology and relationships between rocks and minerals; and create something beautiful that comes from nature. There’s something for everyone.

The process of discovery itself will help adventure-seekers develop a love of science, while giving everyone a reason to focus on the world at their feet, from fungus to ferns to furry caterpillars.

There will be opportunities to throw rocks around too. Just be careful where you toss them!

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6 Ways to Get Your Kids Excited About Hiking

Looking for ways to get your kids outside and more active?

Do you enjoy walking through the woods and exploring the great outdoors?

If you’ve ever tried hiking with your kids and wondered why they aren’t as enthused about it as you are, keep reading.

In this article I’ll share six ways to get your kids excited about hiking so your family can enjoy the great outdoors together.

Follow these 6 easy tips to get kids excited about hiking in the great outdoors and to ensure your next family hike is lots of fun for everyone.

Why Go Hiking With Your Kids?

Hiking is an excellent way to connect with your family. There’s a lot to talk about while you explore the wilderness—not just the great outdoors and the things you see. It’s the perfect time to ask your kids about school, friends and their lives in general.

Plus, hiking is a great way to get some exercise and unplug from electronics that tend to rule our lives.

But sometimes it can be quite a challenge to encourage kids to pull on some hiking boots and hit your favorite hiking trail.

I’m here to help.

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10 Ways to Tempt Your Kids to Go Outside and Play: Spring Activities

Are your kids looking for some fun things to do outside this spring?

Or would they rather stay inside, glued to the TV or computer?

Want to fix that?

In this article I’ll share 10 ways to lure your kids outside for some fun spring activities and inspire them to stay and play for a while.

Outdoor spring activities: 10 items that will lure your kids outside for some fun spring activities and inspire them to stay outdoors and play for awhile.

Why Outdoor Activities?

It’s important for our children to be involved in outdoor activities and spring is a perfect time to find some fun things to do outside.

After staying inside out of the cold all winter, the change in weather can bring a few challenges: How can you pull your kids away from their electronics? What will entice them to go outdoors? And will they stay there long?

Kids spend enough time inside at school as it is. So, when they have spare time and a beautiful day, it’s important to have some fun outdoor activities ready to go.

Here are 10 items that can help.

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How to Turn a Fall Walk Into an Autumn Wreath Adventure

Do you find it hard to get your kids out of the house at this time of year?

Want to get them out in the fresh air so they can burn some energy AND get creative?

Cure your cabin fever woes with a fun family activity that will get you all outside for a fall walk that will bring back what you need to decorate your door and welcome holiday guests.

In this article I’ll show you how to make a fun and festive fall wreath with your kids using materials you find on a nature walk.

Learn how to make a fun and festive fall wreath with your kids using materials you find on a nature walk.

Why Make a Nature Wreath?

The colder seasons give us a chance to slow down after the busy summer months and connect with our kids indoors, but it can be a challenge to find activities everyone will enjoy.

This adventure gives your family a great reason to get out and about and burn some bottled-up energy. It also provides a creative way to spend your time when you get back indoors.

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10 Ways to Turn the Local Park Into an Adventure Wonderland for Kids

Are you looking for something different to do at the park?

Do your older children complain that they’ve outgrown the playground?

These community resources have a lot more to offer than just swings and soccer fields (and sand in your shoes).

In fact, a visit to the park can be a brand-new adventure each time you go.

In this article, I’ll give you 10 ways to transform an ordinary park visit into a fresh family adventure that you’ll all enjoy.

Park adventures: here's how to turn an ordinary day at the park into something extraordinary and fun for everyone.

Why Plan a Park Adventure?

Parks are great—don’t get me wrong. Visiting the park is one of my family’s favorite ways to enjoy an afternoon together. Nothing beats a park for inexpensive outdoor fun.

But while the little ones never seem to tire of playing on the playground, by the time kids get a little older it seems that they’d rather plug into their electronics than play outdoors.

What’s a family to do?

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