Backyard Angry Birds: Endless Outdoor Fun for Your Kids

Do your kids love Angry Birds?

Are you looking for ways to connect with your children through the games they enjoy?

Bring the game to life and have some outdoor family fun with your own version of Angry Birds.

In this article, I’ll show you how to create an outdoors Angry Birds game in less than 10 minutes so you can turn a favorite video game into an offline adventure with your kids.

How to make an Angry Birds slingshot in less than 10 minutes so you can turn a favorite video game into an offline adventure with your kids.

Why Angry Birds?

Angry Birds is one of the most popular games available. It not only teaches players physics but it’s a lot of fun.

I must confess when I first came across the game I spent hours trying to knock down the piggy fortresses myself, so it’s not just for kids.

Angry Birds is fun for everyone. This is why it’s an ideal game to bring into your real life game play.

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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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How to Find and Cast Animal Footprints With Your Kids

Want something fun to do outside with your kids?

Interested in learning about your furry and feathered neighbors while creating unique keepsakes?

Making animal footprint casts allows you and your kids to get creative, crafty and scientific.

I find that kids will voluntarily turn off the TV, head outside with their friends and even practice their math skills without knowing it.

In this article I’ll show you how to locate animal tracks, create casts and start a collection of animal footprints.

Animal footprint casts: get creative with your kids as you find tracks made by everything from dogs, cats and big black crows to raccoons, skunks and coyotes.

Why Collect Casts of Animal Footprints?

Casting footprints is like going on a scavenger hunt; however, instead of you leaving the clues, they’re left by the animals in your neighborhood.

Your kids will become curious about their environment and more aware of what’s around them. You’ll be able to slip in learning, fun and quality time through this activity.

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How to Have a Family Treasure Hunt: Geocaching With Kids

Does the thought of tracking down hidden treasures pique your kids’ interests?

Using your smart phone, you and your kids can take part in a global adventure hunt not far from your home (and with almost no prep work).

Welcome to the world of geocaching.

There are more than 2 million hidden geocaches scattered across the globe, waiting for your kids to find—wherever you are.

In this article, I’ll show you how fun and easy it is to enjoy the hunt and ensuing excitement of finding a cache wherever you may be.

Discover how to have a family treasure hunt using geocaching, the global treasure hunt where your smart phone helps you find over 2 million hidden caches.

Geocaching has been around for years. You’ve probably heard friends or family members rave about how much fun it is to go on these GPS-led treasure hunts. But what is it, exactly?

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How to Plan for a Successful Family Hike

Are you looking for a way to connect with your family in the great outdoors?

Could you use a great way to exercise and “get the wiggles out?”

A family hike is the perfect answer.

In this article, I will show you how to plan a hike that is a fun family adventure in the great outdoors, even if you’ve never been on a hike before.

Plan a successful family hike in the great outdoors, a perfect way to exercise, commune with nature and connect with your family.

Why Hike?

“Every child needs nature. Not just the ones with parents who appreciate nature. Not only those of a certain economic class or culture or gender or sexual identity or set of abilities. Every child,” said Richard Louv, author of eight books about the connections among family, nature and community.

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How to Turn Your Backyard Into a Water Park

Are your kids begging for a trip to the water park?

Want a fun alternative without the crowds, money and worry?

If you have a backyard, you have the makings of a water park!

In this article, I’ll show you how to create your own fun with a wet and wild sunny-day adventure your family will enjoy right in your own backyard.

Backyard water park: use your imagination and supplies to create wet and wonderful water challenges your kids will love right in your backyard.

Why a Backyard Water Park?

Did you ever run through the sprinklers as a child?

There’s something about the combination of water and grass on a hot day that is irresistible to kids.

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How to Make an Adventure Movie With Your Kids

Got a future actor in your household?

Do your kids have a favorite movie they’d love to act out?

Making a movie with your kids can turn an ordinary day into a memorable adventure.

It’s not only fun for everyone involved, but you’ll create a lasting memory with your kids.

In this article I’ll show you, step-by-step how to create an adventure movie with your family.

Outdoor adventures: How to create adventure movies and turn an ordinary day into a lasting memory with your kids.

Why a Movie?

You can make a movie just about anywhere, and you probably have everything you need right at home.

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