Tag: Activity tips

Everything You Need to Know About Sun Protection

While you should enjoy the outdoors to the fullest this season, make sure keep your skin safe when you’re having fun in the sun! Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about sun protection and how to best

Posted in Active Fun, Featured Story #1, Homepage Slideshow, Staying Active Tagged with: , , , , ,

10 Free Things to do in (and around) Boston with Kids This Summer

Star-gazing at the Museum of Science’s Astronomy After Hours program on Friday evenings. Go on a Hike at Middlesex Fells, Habitat, or closest to the city, Blue Hills. Don’t forget to pack a snack! Appear to walk on water at the Christian Science Plaza reflecting pool.

Posted in Active Fun, Featured Story #2, Fun in your neighborhood, Homepage Slideshow, Staying Active Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Designing a Scavenger Hunt

Whether you’re looking for a fun and easy activity for a birthday party, a neighborhood gathering, or just an ordinary day, scavenger hunts are a great way to encourage kids to engage with their environment. Not only will the hunt

Posted in Active Fun, Featured Story #3, Homepage Slideshow, Staying Active Tagged with: , , , , ,

Two for One: Making Chores Fun!

“Do I have to?” are four words you may hear when asking your children to do their chores. Chores can be a point of disagreement between parents and their kids, so any way to build interest in completing such tasks,

Posted in Active Fun, Featured Story #3, Homepage Slideshow, Staying Active Tagged with:

Over the mountain and through the woods…

This time of year is often filled with time spent with family. And, while a nice meal and relaxing with grandparents and older relatives is great, being active together is another way to bring more fun to a visit. Having

Posted in Active Fun, Featured Story #2, Homepage Slideshow, Staying Active Tagged with:

Skate your way through winter

With the first snowfall behind us, you may be wondering how to keep kids active during the winter season. It’s tempting to hibernate and stay inside, but we encourage you to get outside and try some new winter activities! One

Posted in Active Fun, Homepage Slideshow, Staying Active Tagged with: , , ,

The 2016 Healthy Family Fun Health and Wellness Resource Guide

Whether you’re a Boston native or new to the area, Boston has plenty of fun and unique experiences to offer its residents. We’ve highlighted a bunch here on the website—from the Charles River Esplanade to the Emerald Necklace to Daily

Posted in Active Fun, Family Stories, Fun in your neighborhood, Fun With Food, Healthy eating tips, Homepage Slideshow, Recipes, Resource Guides, Staying Active Tagged with: , , , ,

Stay fit while you stay in — three indoor activities for you and your kids

As winter approaches, we’re trading in our rollerblades for ice skates and swimsuits for hats and gloves. There are plenty of great cold weather activities you and your kids can do, like building snowmen, sledding, or ice skating. But sometimes it’s

Posted in Active Fun, Homepage Slideshow, Staying Active Tagged with: , , ,

Announcing a NEW initiative to improve Boston city streets

The Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Walks initiative is starting this month!

Posted in Active Fun, Homepage Slideshow Tagged with: ,

The Charles River is cleaner than ever!

Boston’s favorite river makes its highest grade ever for swimming and boating

Posted in Active Fun, Featured Story #1 Tagged with: ,