Outdoorosity - Inspiration and Information About the Outdoors

Inspiration and Information About the Outdoors

Home

Home » Home

‘Tis the season for tadpoles! In March and early April, many frog species lay their eggs, called frogspawn, in ponds or large puddles. Most frogspawn hatches from May to early June, and the edges of the pond seem to brim with tadpoles. Once you find the tadpoles, revisit the pond during the next 6 to …

Read more

Rock balancing is used for creativity, to relax, and to meditate by stacking stones without using adhesive materials. It is also known as stone stacking, and stone balancing. Check out this page for more information and examples by a land artist!    Photo by lauramusikanski

Read more

Make your own sun-catcher  wind chime!  Things you will need:  Contact paper Scissors Marker or pen Rings from mason jar lids String A sturdy stick Then follow the directions on this page!    Image by M W 

Read more

This week, you can make your own seed bombs! A seed bomb (also known as a seed ball) is a ball of clay that contains compost and seeds from native plants, especially wildflowers. The mixture of clay and earth holds in moisture. It also helps protect the seeds from being eaten by animals before they …

Read more

This project will have you designing, building, and playing on your own mini putt-putt course, either in your yard or even inside your house. Look around for objects you can use to construct the course. The items can include: cereal boxes  buckets, bins, and other containers gift bags jars boots plastic cups books Almost any …

Read more

Here’s an activity that will give both you and your children something to do while socially distancing yourselves from others. Create a treasure hunt for your kids that takes them both around the house and through the yard. First, choose what the treasure will be. It could be a tasty snack. It might be a new …

Read more

It’s almost the official start of spring! If the weather’s warming up in your are of the country, take a walk this weekend — barefoot!  Going barefoot outside has lots of benefits; here’s just one article explaining some of them.     Photo by anitapeppers

Read more

It’s time to start planting flower bulbs for summer blooms! These can include (but are not limited to) begonias, dahlias, gladiola, and elephant ears. For more information on planting summer bulbs, click HERE.    Photo by lisaleo

Read more

It’s time to get out the art supplies! This weekend, bring family and friends together to paint a winter tree! You can find all of the instructions here.    Photo by Pellinni

Read more

This activity will help your students become more familiar with the types of products that can be recycled, as well as how to recycle them.  Supplies:  One pair of non-latex gloves for each team of students (such as garden gloves) Trash bags in two different colors, one for regular litter and one for recyclable materials …

Read more

Campfires are fun in the winter, too! This weekend, warm up with a backyard campfire! You don’t have to wait until nightfall — if the temperature drops too low after dark, build it during the day. You can roast hotdogs, vegetables, and marshmallows. Don’t forget the chocolate and graham crackers to make some s’mores. As …

Read more

This weekend, find out more about your city. Do some research to discovery the legends, stories, and history of your community. Be sure to not only check online, but also look for resources in your local library, visitor’s center, tourist board, and historical society. Some things to find out: Which Native American tribes first settled …

Read more

A sundial is a great way to learn about the earth’s rotation. The this article will teach about the topic as well as help you create your own!   Photo by jeltovski

Read more

A new year often means new resolutions and new goals. In 2020, set a family goal regarding the outdoors. Some ideas include:  Take a long-distance hike together Learn how to do a new outdoor activity, such as kayaking, rock climbing, or mountain biking Adopt a road and keep it clean of litter Visit a national …

Read more

Help your kids (and you!) hone their balancing skills! Even if the weather is chilly, they’ll enjoy using a slackline. A slackline is a  two-inch-wide nylon webbing strip attached to two trees with a ratchet tension system. As you practice  walking and sitting on the slackline, you’ll find you’re not just building up core strength, …

Read more

This weekend, plant some flower bulbs that will bloom in the spring.  American Meadows has a webpage with a complete listing of spring bulbs as well as a regional planting map to get you started. 

Read more

Check online for corn mazes in your area. (This site is a good starting point). Then head out with friends or family to give it a try!    Photo by keencarlene

Read more

Pumpkin seeds make are a delicious and nutritious snack! So this weekend, roast the pumpkin seeds from your carved pumpkin.  Taste of Home is just one site with tips on how to roast them.    Photo by MaxStraeten

Read more

Head out to your local pumpkin patch (or farmer’s market) this weekend, and pick a pumpkin to carve! Not sure what design to use? Look online for ideas featuring faces, words, glitter, paint, and more! Be sure to to save the seeds!   Photo by GaborfromHungary

Read more

Enjoy the cooler weather of fall by attending a fall festival. Just look online for festivals in your area. Your local library and chamber of commerce may have listings, too. 

Read more
Page 2 of 712345...Last »