Posts from the ‘Outdoors’ category

How to Make a Worm Farm

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What can we do with all our kitchen vegie scraps? Throw them into a compost bin, of course, but even better we could feed them to a multitude of worms who will produce powerful liquid fertiliser and nutrient-rich castings to spread over the garden. Most kids will really enjoy putting together a worm farm with an adult and watching those wiggly worms settle into their new home and then help break down and recycle kitchen scraps including leftovers from their own plates. There are many styles of worm farm commercially available or you can try your hand at making your own.

Summer Project: DIY Slip ‘n Slide

For some outdoor, Summer fun, you can’t go past a giant slip ‘n slide. Here’s a round up of some great instructions and slip ‘n slide tips: DIY…

How to have a Paint Fight

Maggie Mason, the fabulous blogger at Mighty Girl, recently hosted an all-in paint fight. Kids and parents were decked out in protective clothing and let loose…

How to Make a Backyard Cinema

Backyard Cinema! I can’t think of anything much more fun than gathering families in our backyard for a late summer evening screening of a classic family…

Played in Britain and Free-Range Kids

Featured today on Free-Range Kids is this BBC archival footage from the 1950s of kids at play in Britain. Visit Free-Range Kids for thought provoking articles regarding…

Hiking with Kids

As we move towards Summer here in the Northern Hemisphere, and you Southern Hemispherites are enjoying the last days of Autumn, it’s perfect hiking weather. Follow…

Petting Garden

Asha Dornfest from Parent Hacks has created this wonderful green-thumb project for her children and their neighbours – a tactile petting garden. Soft lambs ear, delightful…