Family Hiking

Hiking with your family is a great chance to get outdoors, breathe some fresh air, and get active. It’s easy to get started. Just look for a trail in a national park near you! For your first day hike choose a safe, well-marked trail that doesn’t have too many steep climbs. Otherwise, you’ll get tired too early and won’t make it as far as you want to go. First, you’ll need a good pair of shoes and thick socks designed for this type of activity. You can start with some sturdy sneakers with thick bottoms. When you begin to take […] Read more »

Backyard Camping Under The Stars

Each year, thousands of families head out to their local campgrounds. Camping can be a fun and low cost activity however, not everyone lives near a campground or state park. But backyard camping can be a fun alternative, especially in the evening.   Although camping in your backyard may not seem glamorous, it can be a fun and exciting adventure for your children. Backyard camping is popular for many reasons, one being how easy it is. Another reason is safety. Staying in familiar territory will give you peace of mind since you already know what to expect from your neighborhood. Plan […] Read more »

How To Play Hopscotch

Hopscotch is such a fun classic game. What makes it appealing is you only need chalk and pavement, and what makes it fun is playing with friends. You get to jump around, throw things, and just enjoy being outside. What could be better! The directions on how to play hopscotch are listed below. Draw a hopscotch pattern on the ground with chalk or use masking tape on a floor and number each square in order. There are several patterns that you can use, depending on the age of the players. Give each player has a marker such as a stone, […] Read more »

April is National Humor Month {LOL}

Did you know that April is National Humor Month? Laughing not only makes us feel good, it can also strengthen your immune system, increase your energy and help protect you from the harmful effects of stress. Live by this credo: have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations. – Red Skelton Humor can help you get through difficult times and can help diffuse situations before they get bad. According to The Mayo Clinic humor and laughter has several short and long term benefits. Improve […] Read more »

Geocaching Fun For Your Family

  Want to be an explorer in your own home town? Try geocaching! It’s part adventure, part exercise and all fun. It’s essentially a treasure hunt, but the emphasis is on the exploration rather than the treasure, which are usually small trinkets. Start by picking up a geocache navigator or GPS device in order to track the cache’s coordinates. There are several available and since I’m an Amazon affiliate, Ive listed a few below. You’ll need a GPS navigator to find the geocaches. The cost may be a little pricey for some, but take into consideration you only need to […] Read more »