Easy Sidewalk Chalk Obstacle Course

Making an easy sidewalk chalk obstacle course in your own driveway or street is a great way to get kids outside, creative and moving. We have done this since our kids were young many times, and I love it because as they get older, they can build it … [Read more...]

Why I Take my Sick Kids Outside

Pent up sick kids doesn't mean getting-healthier kids! Our reasons for getting our kids outside, even when they are sick. The post Why I Take my Sick Kids Outside appeared first on Tales of a Mountain Mama. … [Read more...]

Bring the Outdoors Inside. An Invitation to Play.

Winter break is coming soon, and those rambunctious kiddos will need lots of activities to keep their brains and hands busy, when the weather is nasty and you just can’t get out. We have some great suggestions to bring the outdoors inside. … [Read more...]

Encouraging an Outdoor Life Through Play

It’s true that there is no substitute for actual time spent outside, but realistically it’s not possible to be out constantly. And truly I don’t think that is healthy either. There’s always a balance and it’s a fine art … [Read more...]

Moab Activities for the Whole Family

  I wrote this post about activities in Moab awhile back and I thought I would share it again for anyone new to Adventure Tykes who may have missed it.   Moab, isolated in the southeast corner of Utah, is a mountain bike mecca and rock … [Read more...]

12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 8: Play Outside

**Check here to keep up with all the giveaways for our 12 Days of Gear Giveaways Event!** We think there is nothing more important for kids than being able to BE a kid and play, play, play! Our giveaways today help make that just a little bit … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Squeeze in Outdoor Time When Your Schedule is Tight!

Busy, busy, busy. Aren’t we all? Places to be, things to, 10 million things that just never get done. I love all the fun we pack in, I hate that I have to work so hard to slow down (is that an oxymoron?!?) One big benefit of homeschooling is … [Read more...]

5 Hikes in Moab for Kids

  Spring is an exceptional time to visit Moab with your kids. Flowers, cactus and trees are blooming creating a beautiful landscape of color against the red rock. The temperatures are perfect, warm during the day and cool in the evening. You … [Read more...]

Wilderness Safety Tips For Kids

  Just the other day a 10 year old boy was lost in the Uinta Mountain outside of Salt Lake City. As a parent of a 6 year old my heart sank when I heard the news. I couldn’t imagine what the parents were going through. Thank goodness the … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide for Adventure Tykes

    Well, here we are again, a month away from Christmas. Ack! Have you started checking off items on your gift list or have you even made a list, yet? Yeah, I’m still searching for a pen and paper for my list, however, I have made … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide for Adventure Tykes

    Well, here we are again, a month away from Christmas. Ack! Have you started checking off items on your gift list or have you even made a list, yet? Yeah, I’m still searching for a pen and paper for my list, however, I have made … [Read more...]