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Happy August - 10 simple ways to enjoy August

By Kari Svenneby

We have loved summer so far with a lot of simple backyard fun; we have been riding bikes and swimming in lake Ontario. Some days we even have been canoeing and stand-up paddle boarding on the lake. There is so much nature in the city of Toronto if you take the time to find it; it is great to live so close by a big a lake. We love to bike close to the water and even biked to Toronto Island (it is a 18 km round trip from the Beach).

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I hope you are enjoying summer regardless if you are in the city or in the country.

Here are 10 simple outdoor fun ideas to do in August:

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Mushroom hunting in Norway (vlog)

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"Sea, Shell, Salt"


Seashell craft

By Kari Svenneby
One simple joy the seaside offers is collecting seashells. I used to have quite a collection of them as child. I guess I never grew up because I still enjoying collecting shells as an adult and have quite a collection in my home. There is something meditative in collecting shells by the shore. It amuses me to see that my daughter also likes it as much as I do.

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Lemonade Stand : Strawberry lemonade

I have to admit I did not grow up with lemonade stands. Lucky for me Lenore with Free Range Kids told me in a vlog how not to make a lemonade stand.  When my daughter and her friend asked me to help them with making their lemonade for their stand I helped them find a recipe, they did most of the mixing and made the stand and sign themselves.

 

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Debra’s Backyard Play Space

I have known Debra since we both rented apartments in the same neighborhood in the city of Toronto. Our daughters became best friends when they joined my first outdoor playgroup. (This was also the start of Activekidsclub.com)

Today we both live in houses in a different area in the city and Debra has created quite a haven for both kids and adults. Debra also runs an outdoor playgroup in a neighborhood called The Beach.

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Backyard Play online show

We had fun last night in our first live radio show and facebook chat talking to Debi at Go Explore Nature about life in general in L.A and Backyard Play. Thanks for everyone for coming out and listening to us and chatting along on our facebook page.

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