Outdoor Play

Planting with kids. Astounding bouquet of sciences you can dig in.

I can hardly find another activity that packs so much education and so much excitement for kids, as… gardening. Astronomy, geography, botany, geology, zoology, math are at our disposal… as well as playing and digging in the mud, watering and actually doing something “real”! My kids find it as much fun as cooking, but I [...]

Birdwatching: super fun, super educational and super easy outdoor activity.

Finally. It is no longer so freezing that I can’t calculate how many overcoats, sweaters, hats I need to bundle up to take my lovely brood outside even for a little while. Love the liveliness and optimism of the spring. We all dash outside and… I have a terrifying feeling, that over the long winter [...]

Boy’s 10th birthday party: thrilling for kids and relaxing for parents

Too big for a theme party. Too small just to hang out with friends. Sleepover with some special entertainment? Perfect age. Now, how special? For my special boy – very! Actually, this is the easiest party I’ve ever done. And the most relaxing. Mind you, I am not lounging on the side of the pool [...]

Volcano Power. Erupting outdoor craft

Summer is coming to an end, school days are breathing down our necks, yet my kids continue to load their pockets with every possible thing that will fit inside and drag it home “for some special project”. I don’t have the stamina to throw their treasures out. I do need a special project to utilize [...]

Play a tent! Great imaginative game for toddlers or preschoolers

Once upon a time, there was a little toddler who wanted to play a tent with his mother. So his mother covered a few chairs with the blanket, got a couple of toys… and? What is she to do next?! Some parents are so amazing at playing with their kids, that they just take off. [...]

5 Awesome Sandbox Play Activities

My friend once had a dog, who knew a very peculiar command: “Get the miner!” Every time the word “miner” would appear anywhere in the conversation, the dog would start digging on the spot, searching for a mysterious miner, lurking somewhere deep under the surface off the earth, mining its own business… and, probably, some [...]