Childhood should involve countless hours chasing fireflies, making mud pies, and building forts. These are the essential elements of the childhood experience—not devices and crammed schedules.

We’ve screened every suggested activity with a “real life” filter taking into account busy schedules, competing screen time, the gargantuan effort it can sometimes take to get kids outside.

 

This Activity Finder will only grow like a weed so check back often! And feel free to send us your own ideas as well!

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Forest
Birds/Birding
Insects
Amphibians & Reptiles
Mammals
Urban Nature
Rainy Day Activity
Gardening
Marine Life
Backyard
Nature’s aquariums—tide pools are places of wonder and discovery. Your child will be fascinated by...
For those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere, summer is soon ending, school...
  Stargazing with kids is a fun way to enjoy the night sky and nurture...
Tree climbing is dead. What was once a staple of childhood is now disappearing. We...
The verdict is in. Mud and dirt are good for kids. The germs are needed...
The outdoors naturally challenges a child senses with its many sounds, smells, textures, temperatures and...
If your child insists on grabbing for your smartphone, put it to your advantage and...
The UK-based Wildlife Trusts is truly an organization to check out, if you live in...
If you find that “incentivizing” your child has become a staple of your parenting approach,...
It turns out that building forts, hideouts, and playhouses are part of the way that...

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