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5 tips for summer outdoor fun

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With the ever increasing amount of time kids spend watching TV and playing video games, parents can struggle to get their children active in the great outdoors. Here are 5 top tips for fun and free activities guaranteed to coax your little ones away from the screen and into the fresh air.

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5 Science Activities for Outdoor Kids

By Katie Elizabeth

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The outdoors offers much more to children than a place to kick a ball around. The world is full of scientific wonders just waiting to be explored. Objects and scientific knowledge adults take for granted fascinate children. Below are five great ways to introduce your kids to science.

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3 Fun Summer Games

By Katie Elizabeth

f it’s a bright, sunny day, get the kids out of the house and show them some fun games and activities. Outdoor activities don’t require purchasing any expensive games and can be played with as little as 2 kids or as many as you like.

Even better, outdoor games don’t require a special occasion. The following games can be played on a Saturday afternoon or as party games for your child’s next birthday party.

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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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