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Build a a water park

Playing in the sprinkler is common enough that you could consider it a childhood rite. As more of us look at greener landscaping practices, however, sprinklers increasingly come on early in the morning. While this ensures the maximum amount of water reaches the lawn, most kids aren’t up at that hour.

You could take the kids to a water park, but time and job responsibilities sometimes make this impossible. Why not prove yourself the coolest parent on the block and (with your kids’ help) and build a few water park attractions yourself?

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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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Squirrel's and Nuts

By Mark Clements
Sometimes as a parent, we are tasked with entertaining a large group of younger kids. Duck Duck Goose is no longer a popular option, Red Rover is dangerous if kids get too worked up, and freeze tag gets old pretty quickly and favors faster children. That might leave you at a loss for the perfect game to play. Have no fear! There is a cheap and viable party game option at your fingertips! The game is called squirrels and nuts, and there is no way in the world that you have ever heard of it. Despite the long article, this game is very simple to learn, set-up, and play.

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Beach Stone game

beachgame1Last Wednesday in the outdoor playgroup at the Beach, Debra and her daughter shared a new beach game. This game was invented one day when they did not have any beach toys. Funny how boredom makes kids create cool new games.

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Summer rain fun

summerrainToronto has been very hot lately with very little rain. We love hot summer days but we do not mind the summer rain. Our garden needs it and we need it. Next time it rains take advantage of the weather and embrace it. (Of course not when there is lighting or severe weather)

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4 Reasons to Get Outside This Summer

What do you love about summer ? Here are 4 reasons to Get Outside this summer !

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