You don’t have to go further than your backyard to have an adventure. These are cool, fun, mini-expeditions helping students and parents see the world with eyes of wonder and to learn by playing. They will teach all three steps of our formula. First, we’ll inspire you with a dream. Second, you’ll have to plan your adventure. And third, you’ll get to do it! Along the way, we hope you find a few things that you’ll love to do and learn how to overcome obstacles.
These are a type of activity, but we love them so much we are giving them their own page.
Bingo Scavenger Hunt — Backyard Edition
Bingo Scavenger Hunt: Backyard Edition. Play at home or with your neighbor. You’ll be surprised at everything you discover: plants, animals, bugs, rocks, stars and more.
Visit Mars from your Backyard
You can visit Mars right from your own home or backyard in more ways than one. Yes! Seriously.
Spot the International Space Station
Here is an easy backyard adventure that I have done 3 times already. You can easily spot the International Space Station flying overhead. It looks a lot like a fast airplane except that’s a lot higher and traveling thousands of miles an hour.
Collect your own water with a rain barrel
Collect your own rainwater with this simple setup. Not only is it free, but rainwater contains its own natural fertilizers.
Grow Food NOT Grass
What better way to have a backyard adventure than to grow a garden? We recommend you start with a potted plant like basil.
Are you a flutterby?
Do you stop to smell the flowers and sip the nectar of life? Or do you just flutter past everything and let your wings get caught in the winds of life?
An elephant-sized lesson in recycling
This is a great, life-sized example of just how much stuff we consume. Now multiple this by every school in the country. Wow! That would be about 137,000 plastic elephants.
Worms eat my garbage
Your adventure, should you choose to accept it, is to build your own compost bin at home. This is a great way to recycle your scraps and reduce your eco-footprint.
Backyard Adventures. Fun, mini-expeditions helping students and parents see the world with eyes of wonder. First in my series is the Photo Safari.