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15 Beat the Heat Ideas for Outdoor Fun - FamilyCorner.com

15 Beat the Heat Ideas for Outdoor Fun

July 22nd, 2013 posted by Sherri Osborn

During the winter, many people expect to be stuck inside for long stretches of time because it’s too cold outside. In the summer we can run into the same problem […]

10 Tips for a Successful Family Picnic - FamilyCorner.com

10 Tips for a Successful Family Picnic

July 17th, 2013 posted by Rebecca Brea

The summer picnic is a time honored way of bringing family and friends together with delicious food and the great outdoors. Whether it’s a romantic picnic for two or a […]

8 Summer Exercises Disguised as Fun - FamilyCorner.com

8 Summer Exercises Disguised as Fun

July 15th, 2013 posted by Cindy Rowe

The best kind of workout is a one that doesn’t feel like you’re exercising at all. When you are having a good time, you are happy and thus, enjoying what […]

Helping Baby Beat the Summer Heat

Helping Baby Beat the Summer Heat

June 7th, 2013 posted by Rebecca Brea

With bright, sunny days and warmer weather beckoning us outdoors, excursions to the park, beach – even our backyards – are as welcome as a frosty pitcher of lemonade on […]

Theme Park Tips: Enjoying This Summer's Excursions - FamilyCorner.com

Theme Park Tips: Enjoying This Summer’s Excursions

June 4th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Summer is here and theme parks, water parks, family fun centers, zoos, aquariums, and museums will be expecting more than 300 million people to visit! That means crowds and long […]

Fun Camping Activities for Families by Leah Blomberg - FamilyCorner.com

Fun Camping Activities for Families

May 28th, 2013 posted by Leah Blomberg

The camping season is upon us and families everywhere will be packing up their cars, tents, travel trailers and RVs and heading out for some good old fashioned family fun. […]

5 Outdoor Games You Can Make Yourself by Desiree Allen for FamilyCorner.com

5 Outdoor Games You Can Make Yourself

May 22nd, 2013 posted by Desiree Allen

Summer is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to send the kids out for some good, old-fashioned outdoor playtime! If they’re bored of “kick the can” and hopscotch, here are […]

Playgrounds: Keeping your kids safe and having fun by Chris mayhew at FamilyCorner.com

Parents, Playgrounds And Precautions

May 21st, 2013 posted by Chris Mayhew

As the sun finally seems to be making a regular appearance, children everywhere will be looking forward to summer break. Parents will inevitably be thinking of ways to keep them […]

Bird Watching Tips

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

Bird watching is a fun, inexpensive activity for families. You can reserve a special space for bird feeders anywhere in your yard, and throughout the year watch the variety of […]

Tag – You’re It! 16 Varieties of an Old Favorite

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Tag is a game that has lasted throughout the ages. We played them as a child and our children do the same. There are many different varieties of tag that […]

Poison Ivy: Remedies and Tips

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

Poison Ivy. Even typing it makes me itchy. It’s amazing that wildlife actually enjoys this plant that makes most of us pretty miserable. Many of the same treatments and tips […]

Warm Weather Boredom Busters for Your Family

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Need ideas for the “I’m bored!” blues? There are tons of things that you and your children can do that require little or no additional expense. Here are a few […]

Teach Your Dog to Play Frisbee

February 12th, 2013 posted by Peter Bloeme

Teaching your dog to play frisbee isn’t hard, just takes some patience and love. Head out to the park or your backyard, as long as you have lots of space, […]

Camping Breakfasts

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

One of my favorite childhood memories is of my Dad cooking breakfast while we were camping. He would whip up scrambled eggs, fry bacon and “toast” bread over the fire […]

Summer Safety and Sanity for Families on the Go

February 12th, 2013 posted by Krista Fabregas

by Krista Fabregas Welcome, summer! School is out and families are looking forward to spending a little quality time together – usually away from home enjoying the great outdoors. Whether […]

Create a Picnic Kit

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amy Schamburek

It’s official, the picnic season is upon us. Following a few simple tips, you will have the ability for a spur of the moment picnic. Putting a kit together is […]

Summertime Health & Safety

February 12th, 2013 posted by Ruth Kava, Ph.D., R.D., Director of Nutrition

by Ruth Kava, Ph.D., R.D., Director of Nutrition Whether you are traveling around the world or relaxing at home, a safe, healthy vacation will add to your enjoyment. Here are […]

Fantastic Family Reunions

February 12th, 2013 posted by Kelly Huckaby

The summer months are fast approaching, and with them comes the desire to reconnect with family members. There’s a good chance that you, like millions of other people, will do […]

Heading Off Summer Boredom

February 12th, 2013 posted by Dr. Caron B. Goode

by Dr. Caron B. Goode Summer is a refreshing and wonderful time. School is out and frantic schedules blur into unstructured free time. For a while, this lack of routine […]

Go Carting

February 12th, 2013 posted by Mitch Johnson

A popular & longstanding activity to enjoy with your kids Modern American children have long favored the thrill of recreationally riding go carts as a pastime. The reason for the […]

Backyard Discovery Zone

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

Many zoos and nature centers have “discovery zones” for kids to learn about different animal skins and other items in nature. You can do the same thing in your backyard. […]

Imagine a Summer: Boredom Busters

February 12th, 2013 posted by Sabrina Glidden

With summer here and the children at home, most mommies are hearing, “I’m bored” several times a day. Children have become accustomed to scheduled activities back-to-back after being in school […]

Taking Your Kids on a Hike

February 12th, 2013 posted by Kathy Burns-Millyard

by Kathy Burns-Millyard With a little planning and forethought, hiking with children can be a fun and rewarding experience. Hiking is a wonderful way to help them develop a love […]

Summer Photo Tips: Photography on the Beach

February 12th, 2013 posted by NY Institute Photography

What’s a beach? To us, it’s any sandy stretch on the edge of a lake, a river bank, or the ocean. It’s a great place for fun and relaxation, and […]

Visit a National Wildlife Refuge

February 12th, 2013 posted by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The National Wildlife Refuge System offers great locations and opportunities for families to celebrate Earth Day. From watching wildlife to volunteering on teams doing anything from weed control to helping […]

Super Summer Snacks ‘n Fun

February 12th, 2013 posted by Janine Lynn

If you are looking for some tasty, cool treats for you and your kids to enjoy this summer, or need some great boredom busters, here are ten great ideas to […]

50 Summer Crafts, Recipes and Games

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

As parents we know that after a few weeks of being out of school the “I’m bored blues” can set in, leaving you wondering how you’ll cope until fall. Well […]

When Does School Start?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Tawra Kellam

The Best Holiday Crafts Ever * Free Children’s Magazines * Free Crafting & Hobbies * Free Pets Magazines The kids have been out of school for weeks now. You’re lying […]

Backyard Camp

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Adapted by Amanda Formaro Any parent looking for a unique summer camp experience for their child should consider the possibilities of organizing a Backyard Camp in their community. The Backyard […]

Building a Basic Backyard Sandbox

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

There’s no doubt about it, kids love sand. Digging, burying, sifting, pouring, shaping, smoothing, and shoveling! Building a sandbox is actually easy enough that the kids can be quite involved […]

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Orange Carrot Less-Drip Ice Pops

Parents are always looking for ways to sneak some vegetables into their child’s diet. Well, unless your kids are avid carrot lovers, just call these orange ice pops — they’ll […]