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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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).
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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