Risky Reads: The Acorns and Leaves Galore Edition

Well, it’s that time of year again … the two months out of the year where we simultaneously gaze in wonder at the fall beauty of our wooded backyard, while at the same time shaking our fists at the flurry of leaves falling to the ground. We filled 12 giant bags with leaves on Sunday, […]

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50 Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do): Play with Dry Ice

play with dry ice

Task: Play around with some super-cool, super-spooky dry ice. Requires: Dry Ice Towel Pie plate Cup Fork or tongs Possible Hazards: Burns How It All Went Down: The kids have been begging to play with dry ice since the day we first got the 50 Dangerous Things book. The only thing that’s kept me from […]

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Meet Rain or Shine Mamma {A Risky Kids Interview}

I first became acquainted with Linda McGurk of Rain or Shine Mamma through my post on the Cincinnati Nature Center. Turns out she’s another Midwest girl (by way of Sweden!) with a passion for outdoor play. While we haven’t been able to meet up in person (yet), I feel like I’ve tagged along on many […]

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International Archaeology Day

Did you know tomorrow, October 18th, is International Archaeology Day? Neither did I, until I was doing some research for a Bedtime Math post last month. What does this have to do with The Risky Kids? Well, for one, archaeology is kind of a risky job, right? I mean, it is the profession of the […]

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Our First (and Hopefully Not Last!) KaBOOM! Playground Build

Last weekend the kids and I had a chance to participate in our very first playground build with KaBOOM! I’ve always wanted to take part in a build, having partnered with KaBOOM! on a few other projects. I just love the work they do, and their passion for making play possible for all families, no […]

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Book Review: Unbored Games: Serious Fun for Everyone

Disclosure: I received this book for review consideration, however I have not be compensated in any other way for this post. I love this book so much I’d share it with you no matter what! This post does include some affiliate links. Can I gush for a bit? I hope you don’t mind. But the […]

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Life Skills Every Kid Should Know: Build a Fire

how to build a fire with kids

In March I announced that we’d be starting a new series on The Risky Kids: Life Skills Every Kid Should Know. The response was wonderful – it turns out you agree that there are many things kids need to know beyond what they’re taught in school. You agreed with our suggestions for the series, and […]

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Kids and Pets: How Owning a Pet Builds Character

It’s been nearly 2 months now since we made the leap to dog ownership, and what a fun 2 months it’s been! We waited a long time before taking the plunge, and now that we’re here, I have two things to say: I’m so glad we got a dog … and I’m so glad we […]

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New Kiwi Crates Have Hatched!

We’ve been loyal Kiwi Crate subscribers for over 2 years now. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times a day that was quickly headed south was saved by pulling out the latest Kiwi Crate. Even though I pin tons of crafty activities onto Pinterest, I wouldn’t call myself a crafty person. This […]

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6 Fall Adventures to Get the Kids Outside {Take a Child Outside Week 2014}

Take a Child Outside Week

Tomorrow kicks off Take a Child Outside week! Looking at the forecast for the next week in our neck of the woods, it looks like Mother Nature is on board as well – it looks like the perfect fall weather! Take a Child Outside Week, created by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, is […]

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