Category: activities: outdoor

Wintertime Play

Wintertime Play

[ 2 ] January 8, 2010 |

By Jeanine Silversmith With the temperatures near or below freezing and the number of daylight hours still far from equaling the dark ones, it can be difficult for even the most nature loving amongst us to get our kids outside. Here are five ways to help make it happen: 1. Understand why it’s important to […]

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Top 10 Things To Do During Winter Vacation

Top 10 Things To Do During Winter Vacation

[ 5 ] December 21, 2009 |

Looking for something to do with your kids during vacation? Here’s my Top Ten List of things to do – many are Free and Cheap. Check the Kidoinfo calendar, Winter Guide and blog for more ideas. 1. Host a crafternoon. Have kids (and parent) bring a shoebox filled with stickers, magazines, ribbons, rubber stamps, glue […]

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It’s a Winter Wonderland outside. Go Sledding!

It’s a Winter Wonderland outside. Go Sledding!

[ 1 ] December 20, 2009 |

Wow, what a great to day to play in the snow. Make snow angels in the driveway, have a snowball fight and go sledding. Here’s our list of Rhode Island spots (Click here for complete list): In Providence • Moses Brown School – 250 Lloyd Avenue, East Side. There is a steep hill on the […]

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Backyard Bistro

Backyard Bistro

[ 0 ] December 20, 2009 |

By Kristen Swanberg, Senior Director of Education This winter create a backyard bistro for the birds!  Just by hanging a few feeders you can attract cardinals, chickadees, nuthatches, woodpeckers and more. Watch your backyard transform into a wildlife sanctuary. Bird feeding is fun – but it also helps our feathered friends survive harsh winter conditions […]

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Animal Homes: Eastern Grey Squirrel

Animal Homes: Eastern Grey Squirrel

[ 2 ] December 13, 2009 |

By Roger Williams Park Zoo, Education Department There are lots of different names for the place we call home: house, cottage, abode, mansion, bungalow, ranch, etc. Just like people, animals have different types of homes and different names for their homes: den, burrow, cave, nest, etc. Squirrels live in a home called a drey. About […]

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It’s a winter wonderland outside!

It’s a winter wonderland outside!

[ 0 ] December 9, 2009 |

It’s a great sledding morning for kids without school today. Too bad it may be washed away before my son is home from school. Here’s a link to great places for sledding. The yard, driveway or nearby park is a perfect spot for making snowpeople and snow angels! Check the winter guide for more fun […]

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Join Kidoinfo: Caroling on the West Side of Providence!

Join Kidoinfo: Caroling on the West Side of Providence!

[ 3 ] December 3, 2009 |

Kidoinfo is teaming up with Connect Providence, Leadership Rhode Island, Rhody Food Tours, and the West Broadway Neighborhood Association this season to have some family fun and spread some holiday cheer. Bring the kids and join us as we joyfully carol through historic streets surrounded by beautiful Victorian architecture in Providence’s Armory District on Sunday, […]

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Letterboxing with Kids: A natural adventure

Letterboxing with Kids: A natural adventure

[ 2 ] November 14, 2009 |

Letterboxing mixes treasure hunting, art, and navigation while exploring the great outdoors and out-of-the-way places. Here’s the basic idea: Someone hides a waterproof box somewhere outside; it should contain at least a notebook and a carved rubber stamp (it may also include a pen, stamp pad or other small treasures). The hider writes directions to the […]

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Get outside: Make a simple pine cone bird feeder

Get outside: Make a simple pine cone bird feeder

[ 14 ] November 14, 2009 |

By Elyse Major I have always liked pine cones. To me, they are like wooden roses in constant bloom. Because my backyard abuts a wooded area, it often looks very much like an autumnal wonderland. One would never know that just days ago, my family and I spent the day collecting fifteen bags of fallen […]

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The Benefits of Boredom

The Benefits of Boredom

[ 8 ] November 10, 2009 |

By Jeanine Silversmith No, I don’t have a DVD player in my car. Yes, there are times when I really wish I did. Like on my way to my parents’ house a few weeks ago. My husband was working, so just the kids and I made the two-hour trek, smack in the middle of the […]

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