Thousands of quality games and creative activities for inside & outside family fun!

Whether you are a teacher, a parent, or kid trying to find something different and to do with your downtime, you have hit the jackpot! The following links offer many ways to “think outside the house”. No matter where you live or what you like to do, there are activities that you can be doing both inside and outside!

A Pedagogy of Play, by David Ramsey

Play is freedom. It is democracy in action, a revolution and a challenge to systems, structures and dynamics that subjugate and oppress.
Play is optimism, the generative space and time that sustains all that is most positive in the world.
Play says that the world doesn’t have to be like this- the world doesn’t have to be the way it is today- play says that the world can be bigger, smaller, scarier, safer, happier or sadder- it can be any of these things, or all of these at once, and infinitely more.
Play is possibility in its purest form. Play is hope. Play is change.
Play is shaping the world in the image of our dreams and fears, instead of allowing the world to shape our lives.
Play is power.
In play we are able to take ‘the world as it is’ and create ‘the world as it could be’…should be…would be…

Playful Games – If you are only going to visit one website from this entire list let it be this one. Bernie DeKoven’s pointless games are games that you can play with anyone for no particular reason other than the fun of it all and aren’t really competitive or necessarily cooperative.

How to make 100s of toys with trash. Arvind Gupta is an Indian toy inventor and popularizer of science for kids. Creating simple toys out of trash and everyday goods, he illustrates principles of science and design in a memorably hands-on fashion. He works at the Children’s Science Centre in Pune, India. See an equal amount of videos on his youtube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/arvindguptatoys.

Thousands of educational fun activities for kids of all ages. The PLAY Group consists of moms and educators who have joined together to bring you the very best PLAY and LEARNING activities for kids.

Free Interactive Activities for Kids – from Pete’s Power Point Station

Horseback riding – Many children are enamored with horses and long for riding lessons.

Astronomy for kids – Astronomy for children, students, and kids of all ages.

Gone Fishing– A hook and line and a can of worms sounds simple enough but there may be more you need to know about fishing. This is your go-to site that is dedicated to getting another generation of anglers out baiting a hook.

Kids Games. Over 250 games for kids.

Birdwatching for kids – Great Backyard Birding Sites Help your Kids Learn Birdwatching.

Make your own kite! – Have ever wanted to build a kite? Well, here is a simple kite you can make your self!

Gardening with children– Another good resource to the joys and benefits of gardening. With grocery prices soaring, now would be a great time to get your kids involved in gardening, even if it just pots on a patio.

Kids Outdoor Scavenger Hunt – Everything you need to know on scavenger hunts, outdoors and indoors.

Scavenger hunting 101 – More on scavenger hunting.

Shooting Stars – Get a brief introduction to the physicality of enjoying the sports of archery or canoeing

Sled Riding Safety Tips – If you are heading out to sled down some hills, it wouldn’t hurt to review the safety tips found here.

U.S. Kinds Golf Foundation- Learning golf alongside your children can give you something to enjoy with them into adulthood. Get your start here.

Your Own Backyard – Choose this site to learn how to utilize what outdoor space you have available and make your child’s time outdoors educational and fun.

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