Summer with children can be exciting. It is an opportunity to spend time with your children like never before. Here are some ideas for putting your children to work in meaningful ways that will benefit everyone.
Are our words or actions more important to our children?
Starting seeds with children indoors is a project that extends into outdoor planting of the seedlings in spring and harvesting produce in the summer. It allows you to share success and satisfaction with children and makes it more likely they'll eat their vegetables!
Blogger Crystal Stevens discusses her time working at a nature-based summer camp for kids.
Allowing children the space to discover the beauty and wonder of plants through tending to their own garden builds character, teaches responsibility, gives insight into the beauty of nature and fosters their connection with where their food comes from.
A new danger faces unborn babies and children, as exposure to pesticides increases the risk of brain tumors and other cancer-related illnesses.
Discusses the similarities between the essential needs of children and seedlings in terms of what they need to grow and thrive.
Learn how to teach your kids to ride a bike. It's simple: Use a scooter.
A beginning farmer realizes that time may be the farm's most important commodity.
You can use items you find in your pantry like powdered drink mix, Jell-O and food coloring to make a beautiful dyed skein of yarn.
Being a father myself I really want my children to enjoy my passion and this is a great example of teaching children how to appreciate what bees get up to. With a little patience this is a fantastic family beekeeping activity enjoyed by all.
How to quickly and easily make a soothing herbal tea blend for children, plus bags and boxes to hold it.
If we want future generations to live self-sufficient lives, we have to pass on the knowledge. This week's "Photo of the Week" reflects that point.
Protect children's health and the environment by choosing responsibly made toys that are free of lead and other toxins.
Christopher shares an experience of painting his family farmhouse, but when he used flat, not glossy paint, his uncle was not happy. How could the uncle have responded in a more productive manner?
Funds will go to Honored American Veterans Afield and Feed The Children organizations.
Jason Akers, The Self-Sufficient Gardener, taught kids of all ages the basics of gardening on Saturday and Sunday at the Fair.
This gift set of four farm-themed board books features illustrations that tell the story of a day in the life of each of four animals: chickens, goats, cows and pigs.
Simran Sethi explores resolutions for healthy eating and offers a resource, The Cleaner Plate Club.
The Union of Concerned Scientists developed a card game, Cool It!, that helps children learn about global warming.
A playhouse can be a physical structure or a place to escape to in your imagination. Tell us about your favorite playhouse.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has concerns about how BPA affects infants’ and children’s health. Studies have shown that BPA can affect reproduction, development, metabolism and behavior in children.
Teaching children to enjoy helping around the house or farm will give them valuable skills to use as adults in their own homes and with their own children.
Involving children in planning a garden and growing vegetables can lead to healthier adults and a healthier planet.
Risky play behavior, such as climbing trees, helps children to learn how to judge thier own limits.
Help you children learn how to be conscientious, active citizens of their cities and environment. These activities are useful and easy to incorporate into everyday life.

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