Outdoor Play

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 [...]

Easy and Marvelous Wind Chimes Craft for Kids

Our recent trip to the glass museum was the best surprise during the whole vacation. The beautiful sculptures… aaaahh… the gorgeous glass paintings!… oooooh… the amazing workshops and demonstrations!!… whooohoo! And the fragile, overpriced wind chimes. Gorgeous, – yes. But did I mention fragile and overpriced? Did I also mention that my kids LOVE wind [...]

5 reasons why camping is the best for kids

“Why camping?” This was the question a very close friend of mine asked, for whom putting up tents, sleeping outside, combatting with a capricious weather, dealing with bugs and bugging yourself with this strange type of vacation, didn’t seem so appealing. “What are you doing there? Is there an amusement park, a museum, something fun [...]