Fun Things To Do With Kids When You Go Outdoors

Fun Things to Do With Kids when you Go Outdoors via @PagingSupermom

Hello! It’s Sara here from Compass Crate. Can you believe that summer break is over?! The kids are back in school, and it seems like autumn is quickly creeping up on us. While some people love spring and lots of people love summer, I absolutely adore autumn. The change in leaves, the cooler weather, the anticipation of holidays. There isn’t much about autumn that I do not enjoy. Most of all, I love to go outdoors.

Great ideas to help you go outdoors with kids via @PagingSupermom

Fun Outdoor Activities for Kids via @PagingSupermom

Life easily has a way of getting too busy and outdoor adventures seem to be the first to go. Yet simple things such as taking a walk or visiting a park are important things to do with kids. So, in an effort to encourage my family to get outside and explore nature, we have put together our Adventure Packs with outdoor games and other things to get us excited about exploring the great outdoors.

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Family Fun: Bubble Gum Blowing Contest!

How to do a Bubble Gum Blowing contest w/ free printables via @PagingSupermom

Bubble gum contests were sort of a tradition in my family. We would do them on camping trips or at other family gatherings. So since I consider myself a bubble gum contest expert, here’s a little tutorial on how to host a bubble gum contest of your own.

How to do a Bubble Gum Blowing contest w/ free printables via @PagingSupermom

How to do a Bubble Gum Blowing contest w/ free printables via @PagingSupermom


Bubble gum contests are really great family activities since they require very little prep work and both adults and kids will truly have fun with it. Here’s what you need…

  • A bunch of bubble gum (we like Double Bubble)
  • Bubble Meter
  • Ruler
  • Bubble Scoresheet (or just paper) + writing utensil
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    The Christmas Trap: A Fun Family Tradition

    I’m so excited to introduce you all today to Kara of She’s a mom of two and here today to tell us about her family’s fun, Christmas morning tradition, which has been going on for more than three generations. I know you’ll enjoy her story…

    It was Christmas morning, and I was doing an army crawl into my Aunt’s bedroom. It may have been soft, plush carpet, but I felt as if I were skulking through an enemy infested jungle. To you it might appear that I was making my way across the floor silently. But to me, the rustle of my PJs on the 1970’s shag carpet was screaming in my ears.


    I could barely breathe for fear of making too much noise. How on earth was I going to wake my cousin who was sleeping on the floor AND keep him quiet? I am not sure the boy had ever spent a moment of his waking life quiet. I had never been more nervous about a Christmas morning in my short 11 years on this planet.

    “Chris… Chris… Christopher!” I said in a whisper that was only audible a few inches from my mouth.

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