Friday, April 29, 2016

6 Outstanding Ways to Celebrate "Kids To Parks Day" on May 21st! #kidsToParks

A "WOW" moment at dusk overlooking Half-Dome in Yosemite National Park with one of my kiddos. 

From our sweet, local, neighborhood parks to our stunning, glorious National Parks which are celebrating 100 years this summer, it’s time to get Kids To Parks on Saturday, May 21st!

How do we get involved? First, register for Kids To Parks Day at www.KidsToParks.org to be counted in the excitement and the chance to win big prizes. Second, sign up for the giveaway right here at the end of this post featuring National Geographic books, and in the meantime…

Third, in honor of the 6th annual Kids To Parks Day celebration, here are 6 FUN, thoughtful, interesting and challenging things to do at a park with kids of all ages:

1 – Throw on a backpack, slather on some sunscreen, and head out for the WOW moments and the sense of accomplishment we get from a big hike in nature.

2 – Find a meadow, spread out a picnic, and enjoy the sensory experience of a delicious feast in the outdoors. Everything tastes better outside! 

3 – Keep it simple. Take off our shoes, wiggle our toes, and run around in the soft, green grass. Feels so, so good. 

Happy kids finding their park!

4 – Seek silence. Which is nearly impossible with a big group of kids, am I right? But let’s try it. Practice listening to nature. Tune into our senses. Find the sounds of the Earth's ecosystem moving and growing and swirling in a symphony around us.

5 – Dip our toes into a fast moving stream. Or a warm, green river. Or an ice-cold, alpine lake. And, if we dare, jump into the water, cannonball-style, on a steaming, hot day!

6 – Find a friend, a neighbor, our mothers and our sisters. And invite them all to join us and our kiddos at a park. Help grow the circle of outdoor lovers. We can guide them and show them the special ways our kids help take care of the earth and all of the creatures in the outdoors. Let’s be ambassadors to parks and become part of the village it takes to treasure them. We know it’s a total win-win for our families and the parks!

Another way to help us all celebrate Kids To Parks Day? By having a Giveaway with books donated by National Geographic and National Park Trust.


For a chance to win these books, enter in the Rafflecopter form below! And help spread the word!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Giveaway Disclaimer: One lucky person will win these two books provided by National Parks Trust and National Geographic. Giveaway starts on 4/29/2016 12am EST and ends on 5/6/2016 12am EST. The winner will be notified by email and requires a 48 hour response time. Good luck!


The National Parks Trust is dedicated to preserving parks today and creating park stewards for tomorrow. We are so honored to be a part of this movement to connect kids from every walk of life to every kind of park.

See you on the trails and in the parks!
-Annie @OutdoorsyMama

General Disclaimer: Two books were received free of charge from National Parks Trust for review. All opinions are now and always 100% my own.

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