Posts in category Kids

Keep Kids Busy On Rain or Snow Days..

These indoors activities for kids will keep them so pre-occupied with fun that they won’t even miss the snow-covered outdoors! Bottle Bowling via meet the Dubiens Make pop bottle bowling more fun and colorful by replacing the bottle content with colored water. Take turns with your kids knocking them down by rolling a ball and keep […]

Outdoor Kids

I’ve always noticed that most kids love being outside. Once you break through their worries and coax them away from the tv their natural curiosity takes over. With the right attitude and a little planning even blackflies, pouring rain, hungry bellies and tired legs won’t detract from the fun. Bottom line: kids are primed to love […]

DIY Natural Poison Ivy Treatment

If you have ever had poison ivy then I don’t have to tell you how uncomfortable it is. First I would like to go over how the rash is contracted then offer you a simple home remedy for poison ivy treatment. I can only speak for poison ivy as this is the only one I have had. […]

Build a DIY Zip Line on Your Homestea...

How to Build a Zip Line I wasn’t really the adventurous type in my younger days but my children and grandchildren just kept dragging me almost everywhere. My family has always been the kind to look for something new and on their last vacation, they tried zip lining. Depending on the location it’s really not […]

Candle Crayolas

When I was a child, my church showed me how to do this and I never forgot it. To make a crayon candle, simply remove the paper from the crayons and place them in a container to melt such as a used metal coffee can, soup can, etc. Place the container in a pot of hot water […]

Old Kids Party Ideas For The Homestea...

Kids Party Ideas for the Homesteading Family These games are a fun blast from the past that you can still play now! Try out these kids party ideas for the next time you throw a party. These simple ideas are helping us get back to our roots. These kids party games and Ideas don’t require […]

Indoor Outside S’mores

A campfire with s’mores!  Wait, back to reality:  we’re making s’mores in the oven today.  With a cast iron skillet.  Oh, yes we are! I used my mini 6″ cast iron skillet, just like I would if I was using an outdoor campfire instead of my oven.  Fill it with your favorite chocolate chips (I […]

Girl Shoots Mountain Lion that Stalke...

Original article by  February 28, 2014 by Natalie Krebs During the course of a single week, three cougars were killed at a family ranch in northern Washington this month. The latest big cat was killed by 11-year-old Shelby White, who shot an emaciated lion that had been stalking her older brother near their home in […]

Teaching Kids to Fish the Right Way

My friend’s father was as passionate a fisherman as anyone I’ve ever known. Worked hard. Fished harder. Taught others. For a half-century his weekends were packed with fishing trips. Rarely was he not on the lake. When his business success allowed he purchased a slice of lakeside property and his fishing passion burned even hotter. […]

Survival Tricks To Teach Your Kids

Many outdoor activities often take place during the peak of summer. And as families go camping, hiking, fishing, and living-it-up in the outdoors, their risk of entering a survival situation goes up as well. As a caring and responsible parent, it’s your job to prepare the kids as best you can, in case they get […]