Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

We did it! If you’re having some beautiful weather outside, why not go for a horseback ride?  Many stables and ranches offer trail rides or lessons for half an hour or more and they usually teach you some basics about how to steer and give commands to the...
Drama

Drama

We did it! If your kids, or maybe the whole family, love to be silly and show off, try a fun night of drama! Whether you want to do a family talent night, skits, or a full-on Broadway Production, a night of laughs and fun can be a great way to bring the family...
Visit Family

Visit Family

We did it! Haven’t seen Aunt Esther in a while? Are the kids missing their favorite cousins? Visiting family for vacation can be a great way to get out of the house, see new sites, and have fun. Just don’t forget the camera! Map Your Route At http://beta.mapquest.com/...
Indoor Sports

Indoor Sports

We did it! Whether you can cook an egg on the sidewalk or penguins have made your front yard their new home, you can still have fun playing sports and other physical activities indoors. Check out your local parks and recreation for the facilities near you. Indoor...
Sports

Sports

We did it! If you haven’t pulled out the old baseball gloves or tennis racket in a while, dust them off and have a go!  Show the kids you used to be pretty good in your day.  If your family is already pretty active, try out a new sport, or even some of the fun...
Bike Rides

Bike Rides

We did it! If you haven’t pulled the old bikes out of the shed in a while, why not take them out, do a fun family bike wash, oil up the gears and go for a ride! Around the Yard If you have a good size yard, that’s the safest place for little kids to ride around.  With...
Walk/Run

Walk/Run

We did it! Get the kids involved too – maybe even set up a scavenger hunt along the way to keep it fun.  For competitive teens, perhaps a little friendly competition would peak their interest. Around the Neighborhood Teach the kids the stranger danger rules as well as...
Sports Venues

Sports Venues

We did it! Let Dad relive old memories in one of his favorite sports arenas while the kids make new memories of their own. Sports Venue Information & Ticket Purchase A good place to find ticket information for whatever sports you like is...
Music

Music

We did it! Just for Fun The little ones love music and it’s fun to just get up and dance a silly dance or turn on some kids music and sing along.  If you have percussion instruments, let the kids play along! Junk Band Don’t have any instruments?  So make some!  Keep...
History/Arts/Cultural

History/Arts/Cultural

We did it! Really Historical If you’re in for a bit of hiking, you might want to check out some of the ancient Indian ruins in your state or other archaeological sites. Historical Events & Locations Perhaps you want to supplement your teen’s state history class...
Camping

Camping

We did it! Search for National Parks The National Park Service has a great site that allows you to search for a park by Name, Location, Activity, or Topic.  http://www.nps.gov/findapark/index.htm They also have a great section for kids and teachers complete with...
Nature Watch

Nature Watch

We did it! Bird Watching Birdwatching – can be an interesting hobby for curious minds and very inexpensive.  Here are a few useful links for identifying birds by appearance and call, choosing seeds to put out for different species, and checklists of bird species in...