Tag: Outside Activities

  • Water Balloon Running Bases 

    Water Balloon Running Bases 

    For a fun water game version you will need: 50+ Half-filled water balloons, 2 buckets with water, hula hoops or something to make a base out of (two trees, chalk squares, baseball bases, street cones, spray paint, etc.), and 3 or more players Tip: Less water can make the water balloons more sturdy. Alternately, 5-10 […]

  • Wildflower Research Project

    Wildflower Research Project

    As the weather warms up, and nature starts to awaken from its slumber, the beauty of the season begins to burst free. Much of that beauty is reoccurring in the form of wildflowers that can be found on the roadside or in private and public gardens. If you enjoy the colors and smells of Spring, […]

  • Fun Ways To Learn At A Public Garden

    There are a great many benefits to walking through a public garden, and if you ever taken the time to visit one in your community or area, you know it can be a peaceful and relaxing place that leaves you refreshed from the experience. It is also a great place to give your observation skills […]

  • 12 Fun Ways To Learn In The Park

    Explore the trails. As you walk through the trails, look around at the wildlife and plants, and try to identify as many as you can. You may find the free app Shazam for Nature helpful for identifying local plant life. Bring a pocket microscope or a magnifying glass along with you to get a better look at […]

  • 12 Fun Ways To Learn At The Beach

    If you are looking for a good excuse to enjoy a beautiful day at the beach, here are some fun learning ideas you can incorporate into your visit. Observe the wind and the waves. Talk to a fisherman or go fishing. Make sure you know your local regulations and have a license. Play in the […]

  • Play With The Wind

    One of the best ways to learn about math and physics at the same time is to play with the wind! Here are some of the fun things you can do with the wind located here on Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Fly a Kite –  How kites works, how to make and fly them. Includes stunt kites. […]

  • Make & Fly Kites

    Scholastic Activity: Make a Kite – Offers simple instructions for making a one of a kind kite.Cool Math: Kites – The properties of a kite: area, perimeter, interior angles, diagonals, length ect..Wikipedia: Sport Kites: Info about sport kites aka stunt kites, also Kites: History of, materials, uses and more.My Best Kites: Stunt Kites – Information for making and flying kites.How Stuff Works: Kite Activities […]

  • Play In The Sand

    Build A Sand Structure Sandstorm: How To Build A Sand Sculpture – Information about what it takes to build with sand.Sandscapes: The Complete Sand Sculpture – “How-To” and Construction Manual. Personal Zen Garden wikiHow To Make A Zen Garden for your Desk – Illustrated instructions show you how to make your own Zen Garden.All Free Crafts: […]

  • Gardening With Recycled Materials

    There are quite few containers that can be used as inexpensive gardening tools such as seedling starters, planters, and tools.Here are a few of the things you can save:Food grade plastic containers in all sizes: Yogurt and sour cream containers, soda/water bottles, fruit cups, milk/water/juice/vinegar jugs, salad, cake/cupcake, and plastic take-out containers, 5 gallon water […]

  • Archery

    Popular Mechanics: How to Make a Bow and Arrow By Hand wikiHow: How To Make a Bow and Arrow World Archery.org: Brief History Wikipedia: History of Archery – From the stone age to a modern day sport. Also includes information about ancient cultures. History of Archery: Archery facts, history, & types. Connect with Fran’s World of […]

  • Animal Tracker

    Many animals leave signs that they have been around. This activity will have you identifying the signs that tell you what it may be and how you can track them.You will need: Sketchpad and pencil or a cameraOptional: A pocket microscopeWhat to look for…This activity suggests that you observe only. Touching is not recommended.Insects: Look for […]

  • 8 Ideas For Homemade Water & Nerf Gun Targets

    If your kids enjoy playing with water or Nerf-type guns, it can be a lot of fun to make your own targets with recycled items.Tip: A spray bottle or a pom-pom shooter can be used as well.Here are a few homemade target suggestions:Water Balloons – Blow up a bunch of water balloons, tie a length […]