Archive for May, 2010

30 Classic Games for Simple Outdoor Play

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Our friends at Wired.com share their ideas for classic, low-to-no cost games to try with your family this weekend or anytime you’re looking for something fun and easy to do with the kids.

When I was a kid, we played outside with the other kids in the neighborhood with most of our free time. We also made the most of recess at school. We kept ourselves quite occupied without any of today’s modern technologies. Listed below are some no-tech games that you may have enjoyed as a kid. I sure did. Some can be done indoors. Some can be done by yourself or with just one friend. But most of them are best when done outside with a group of people. Also, most of these games can be changed or improved by making up your own rules. Use your imagination!wired.com, 30 Classic Games for Simple Outdoor Play, Aug 2009

Take Your Kids for a Hike with National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated Maps

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Wired.com took a look at a new series of illustrated trail maps from National Geographic. Here’s what they had to say:

Summer is fast approaching, and it’s a great time for hiking. Whether it’s a quick trip of a few miles with your whole family (and peanut M&Ms, of course), a day trip with three square meals and plenty of water or a week-long backpacking trip across a mountain range, you need a really good map. In the days before GPS, a quality compass and an excellent waterproof topographic map were all you needed to find your way in the wilderness. If you don’t have an outdoorsy store near you, though, it may be tough to find a good map.wired.com, Take Your Kids for a Hike with National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated Maps, May 2010

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