10 winter outdoor activities

Beyond Snowmen: 10 Outdoor Cold-Weather Crafts and Activities for Kids

It can be tough to motivate your kids for outdoor play when it’s freezing cold. Here are some super fun outdoor activities for kids that are worth bundling up for.

How to Make a Cake Inside of an Orange

Make a Cake Inside an Orange

I don’t know exactly what it is, but I love tiny versions of things. And I know that I’m not the only one. Why bake a full-sized cake when you can make a miniature cake inside of an orange rind? You can cook up as few or as many cakes as you please. And instead of cooking your tiny cake in the oven, you cook it on a charcoal grill or over a campfire! What a fun winter firepit activity to do with your kids! Thanks, Makezine, for sharing this video from NorthSurvival.

Backyard mini golf

Summer Fun Idea: Backyard Mini Golf

Are your kids “so bored!” yet? It seems like there’s a point in the summer where kids just can’t figure   Read More »

Quick and Easy Backyard Water Games for Kids

Keeping the kiddos entertained and active all summer takes some effort and planning. Good news for all of us, though,   Read More »

Backyard Fun: Water Balloon Pinata

Ready to give your kids another reason to adore you? This simple idea from Scrap Happy Heather will cost you   Read More »

Preschool Art: Rolling Paint Project

My little lady NEVER tires of painting, and I love discovering new techniques to explore with her. Pre-School Play shared   Read More »

Make a Child’s Flower Garden

Have you got a budding little gardener on your hands? Nurture their love of nature by creating a little garden   Read More »

Make colorful ice orbs (via dollarstoremom.com)

Make Colorful Ice Orbs

If you live in a cold enough climate, this icy project is not only a fun experiment, it’s also a   Read More »

Make Solar Oven S’mores

 I think it was the summer after 2nd grade when I first encountered solar ovens. Southern California provides the perfect   Read More »

Make a Garbage Bag Kite

Few things can trump flying a kite in the summer! Though I’ve never successfully flown a kite for more than   Read More »