6 Epic Summer Backyard Hacks the Kids Will Love

Slather them in sunscreen and turn them outside for summertime fun they’ll never forget!

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The Blackbeard Treasure Launches $10 Million Treasure Hunt

$1 million will be hidden and buried in 10 states across the U.S.

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Stay Home, Hit Play with Mayor Lightfoot’s New Educational Video Series for Chicago Families

Stay at home and explore Chicago’s museums and cultural institutions with Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot.

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How to Inspire Creative Play with Reusable Household Items

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April is Earth Month, but I’m a firm believer that every day should be Earth Day. Teaching your children to recycle and take care of our planet at an early age will help them continue that practice…

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7 Mind-Blowing Uses for Umbrellas You Haven’t Tried Yet

We’ve found a few uses for umbrellas new and old that will soon have you singing in the rain.

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Choose Your Own Adventure: Books and Activities that Honor Mother Earth

We’ve found heartwarming fiction and nonfiction gems paired up with real-life outings to help you explore nature with your kids this spring and beyond.

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Hide and Seek: 5 Hidden Gem Playgrounds to Add To Your Playbook

Read on for five playgrounds that offer a peaceful place to play amongst Atlanta’s urban jungle.

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Take a Trip Across the Golden State at the Oakland Museum of California

If you’re looking for a place to take the kids that is more field day than field trip, the OMCA will not disappoint. Read on for tips on taking an interactive trip across California at OMCA.

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Inside the Totally Awesome Denver Firefighters Museum with Winifred Ferrill

A non-profit dedicated to preserving the local history of firefighting, the Denver Firefighters Museum is one of our fair city’s most charming hidden treasures. From groundbreaking state-of-the-art gallery space to engaging programs and special events, there is always something new…

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The City’s Newest Vintage Toy Shop

Remember when kids toys were powered by wind-up keys, cranks, and imagination? Nowadays we spend more time rummaging through the kitchen drawers looking for batteries to power today’s gizmos than the time kids spend playing with them. However, the glory…

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Explore: Hiking (and Shopping) at Redmond Ridge

Hidden Treasures on Redmond Ridge
How about a fun day trip that includes some serious nature and…shopping!? (Who knew bird-watching and boutiques could co-exist?) Pack the walking/hiking shoes, kiddie backpack, some snacks, (and a credit card) and head East to…

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