Learn Shop Safety

Learn Shop Safety

Teach the kids about shop safety before starting any woodworking or other construction projects. Remind them of the use of appropriate personal protective gear such as goggles, ear plugs, face mask, gloves, etc.  It is also important to teach them how to properly use...
Build a Model Airplane or Car

Build a Model Airplane or Car

You can find a variety of types, styles, and skill levels of models.  Some have less than 10 parts and just need to be put together with glue and painted.  Some are very complex and require carefully following detailed instructions. You can find metal and wood...
Laser Tag

Laser Tag

In laser tag, everyone has a laser light gun and two teams basically run around obstacles and hide and use strategy to not get “hit” by another person’s laser.  Each person wears a special vest that picks up the laser light and lets you know if...
Wheels

Wheels

Roller skating is fun for older children, teens and adults.  You can do it at a roller skating rink, around your neighborhood, on a basketball court at the park, etc.  You can even roller skate to a destination such as a convenience store for some snacks.  Just make...
Batting Cages

Batting Cages

We did it! If your kids are interested in baseball but you don’t have enough people to play a game, or you just want to get in some practice and have fun, check out the batting cages. You decide what speed of pitches you want and whether you want to hit...
Bowling

Bowling

We did it! Bowling is a great family activity for most ages (2 to 70 or so) because you must take turns, each person gets a chance to be the center of attention, and since it’s fairly difficult for everyone, there’s not too much pressure to actually do...
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...
Farmer’s Market

Farmer’s Market

We did it! Most cities around the US have Farmer’s Markets where you can go to purchase produce, meat, dairy, etc that is fresh and locally-grown. The prices are usually very reasonable and the items are fresh & delicious.  The only down-side is that the...
Splash Pads

Splash Pads

We did it! For little ones, splash pads are a great way to play in the water and get some exercise.  There is no water depth so you don’t have to worry keeping the kids afloat if they don’t know how to swim.  There are some that have simple fountains that...
Fly Kites

Fly Kites

We did it! Flying kites can be fun and a great way to get exercise without realizing it.  It’s wonderful for any age, especially if you have mixed ages because older children can help younger children.  It’s a good idea to bring scissors, extra string, and...
Stranger Danger

Stranger Danger

We did it! Who is a Stranger? Teach your children the difference between strangers, public helpers, and people they know.  Even if someone looks nice and “normal”, they are still a stranger if the child doesn’t recognize them.  Make sure your children know it is...
First Aid/CPR

First Aid/CPR

We did it! Items in a First Aid Kit Adhesive Bandages, Butterfly Bandages, Elastic Roll Bandage, Triangular Bandage, Gauze Pads Alcohol Antiseptic Ointment, Hydrocortisone Cream, Antihistamine Antacid, Diarrhea Medication, Pain Reliever Chemical Heat & Cold Packs...