Tag: Activity tips

Host a Family Olympics

You don’t need much to organize your own Family Olympics: just a few easy-to-find items and some open space, whether a park, a beach, or a swimming pool. There are so many games and sports to choose from, so get

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6 Tips for Staying Fit as a Family

Finding physical activities to do as a family is not only a fun way to stay fit, it’s a way to encourage your kids to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle and habits from a young age. It can be

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Explore the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park

Bostonians are lucky enough to live near a magical string of 34 islands where you can hike, camp, explore the wildlife, and relax by the water. This national park also offers a variety of youth programs that encourage kids to

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5 Fun Beach Games

Summer is just beginning, so you know what that means… BEACH DAY! Here are five easy and cheap beach games to play with the whole family: Water Bucket Relay: Give each child a plastic cup, spoon, or large shell and

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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

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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.

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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