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ButterflyOutdoor Kids

The North Carolina Resources Commission has lots for you to do outdoors. Check out these links for great project ideas related to birds, butterflies, red wolves and river basins. There’s another activity located at the bottom of the page related to hornets. Buzzzzzz….There are also links to activities in your backyard, animal profiles and fun things to do.

Aggie Horticulture

For the young gardener, you will want to visit Aggie Horticulture. This site is just what you want to need to learn all about gardening. It includes two levels of gardener skills, information on composting and all about the nutrition from your gardens.

Swimming poolOutdoor Program Resources for Kids

Southern Idaho kids can find outdoor camps and activities from the College of Southern Idaho. Summer recreation, swimming and other organized activities.

President’s Fitness Challenge

Hey kids – take the President’s Fitness Challenge. You can win awards, but more importantly, you can become healthier, happier and be on your way to a better life.

Fitness medalAmerica on the Move

Be part of a great big American project by signing up to be a member of the America on the Move program. You can join as an individual or as part of a group. Head for this website to get going on a challenge today and then move from challenge to challenge for six weeks at a time.

How Stuff Works

Garden toolsYou will just be amazed at the huge list of activities that How Stuff Works has put together to do outside. Like studying soil or rock collecting. There’s even a science activity about how bugs feel about cold weather. It’s a science lab in your back yard. Check it out now!!

How Stuff works also has a lot more ideas for you. There are experiments in fossil finding, finding footprints, outdoor temperatures and lots, lots more.


Here’s a cool site all about Idaho. It has numerous links to places you can visit right here in Idaho. See our forests, visit a nature center, learn about Idaho’s symbols, and find a family trip just around the corner from your home.

Fish and Game

Maybe you want to learn to hunt or fish with your family.  This is the place for you. For information about hunting and fishing education and licenses in Idaho, please visit Idaho Fish and Game.

Parks and Recreation

Maybe camping, boating or hiking is more for you. Check out Idaho State Parks and Recreation for camping locations, fees, regulations, lodging and more. Idaho is the place for outdoor kids to be.

Kids Running

Running outdoors is one of the best forms of exercise. You will want to visit this site for lots and lots of running games to play.

Egg race

MK Nature Center

The MK Nature Center in Boise is a fun outdoor day trip for kids of all ages. Check out fish of many varieties that you can see swimming up close through glass enclosures. Visit a park-like setting with birds and local creatures to see and hear. It’s a day like no other.

RaftingIdaho Outfitters & Guides Association

For all types of Idaho adventures you will want to see the web site for the Idaho Outfitters & Guides Association. There are lots of things to do in Idaho including hiking, fishing, rafting, trail rides and winter sports. This site can fill you in on all of them and put you in touch with all the right people to help you gear up and enjoy the fun safely.

The Boise Police Activities League (PAL)

While you’re there, take a peek at The Boise Police Activities League (PAL)  Pal is a nonprofit organization that provides outdoor activities for disadvantaged kids of all kinds in Idaho Communities. Check out their web site for full details. http://www.ioga.org/pal.aspx


Check out the list of outdoor games at Zoom.


United States Botanic GardenHow tall a caterpillar?

The United States Botanic Garden is in Washington D.C. if you are ever there. But in the meantime, you can find some great outdoor activities to do in your very own back yard right on their web site. Fun things to plant that will grow in time to see and eat them before the summer is over, crafts and investigations that will add to your gardening experience.

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