Sweet Re-leaf: Fall & Winter Kids Crafts and Activities in Austin, TX

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As the weather starts to get cooler and leaves start to fall each year, there are so many things to do in and around Austin! We gathered these activities to help you and your little ones have some nature-themed fun this Fall and Winter! To quash any weekend boredom, check out our list of crafts and events we compiled just …

Take a Swing at These Playgrounds: 8 Awesome Playscapes in Austin

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Are your kids getting restless with their long days back at school? Need to release all those wiggles? We’ve put together a list of eight of our favorite playscapes in Austin, TX! While there are many awesome playgrounds in our city, our ACL Music Festival Grants Program helped to make the projects below possible. Looking to make a difference in …

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ABC Kite Fest Returns as City-Wide Celebration of Austin’s Parks and Children’s Creativity

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The ABC Kite Fest, one of Austin’s most iconic traditions, announced details for its 92nd year. In accordance with local health and safety guidelines, the 2021 ABC Kite Fest will return March 27 and 28 as a city-wide celebration of Austin’s parks in partnership with Austin Parks Foundation. Sponsored in part by KXAN and Texas Mutual, this year’s ABC Kite …

Camp LHS: Getting the Summer Camp Experience at Home

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Kids are out of school for the summer and we’ve already seen numerous summer programs and camps announce cancellations due to COVID-19. That means kids will spending more time at home than usual. We know your kids still need some summer fun and education, and that COVID-19 hasn’t stopped their energy and imaginations. So – we’ve compiled a list of …

Nature Play Activity: Create Your Very Own Fairy Park!

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Presented by Little Hummingbird Society Written by Ladye Anne Wofford, Chief Mission Officer at Austin Parks Foundation Fairy Gardens are miniature gardens complete with structures and living plants that have been gaining huge popularity as home and garden decorations. In fact, the Zilker Botanical Garden even hosts a Woodland Faerie Trail Exhibit every year! Tiny houses, chairs, lawns and ponds …

Nature Play as Development with the Rivera Family

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Presented by Little Hummingbird SocietyWritten by Barry Rivera, Volunteer Manager at Austin Parks Foundation In addition to just getting kids outdoors, nature play offers some cognitive and behavioral benefits to kids of all ages. The good news is – nature play is the perfect way to combine sensory, imaginary and motor skill development all in one! Sensory Experiences For smaller …

6 Fun Nature Play Activities with the Rivera Family

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×Hey there! COVID-19 has changed how we do things, and your safety is our priority. Please keep social distancing best practices in mind if you choose to visit parks, trails and green spaces. Thanks, y’all!Presented by Little Hummingbird SocietyWritten by Barry Rivera, Volunteer Manager at Austin Parks Foundation It’s a common misconception that in order to entertain kids you need …

Nature Play 101: The Basics and Benefits of Nature Play

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Presented by Little Hummingbird Society By Kathleen Barron, Senior Programs Manager at Austin Parks Foundation Nature Play is any open-ended, unstructured play opportunity using objects from – you guessed it – nature! Children are naturally drawn toward natural phenomena, and exploring objects in their natural environment, where they can independently observe, make connections, problem-solve and interpret these items. Numerous studies …

Easter Eggsibition: Bunnies on Parade in Your Neighborhood

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× Hey, y’all! Though the city’s parks may be closed for Easter weekend, there are still some great ways to have fun right in the comfort of your own home! Be sure to check out our Eggstravaganza at a Distance and Neighborhood Eggsploration blogs for more Easter fun! Everyone loves a Parade! We’ve seen people all over the nation come …

Neighborhood Eggsploration: An Easter Scavenger Hunt

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× Hey y’all! Though the city’s parks may be closed for Easter weekend, there are still some great ways to have fun without leaving your neighborhood! Be sure to check out our Eggstravaganza at a Distance and Bunnies On Parade blogs for more Easter fun! So, how can we make the most of Easter weekend while sheltering in place? How …