Disclosure: I received an Outsideologist Project Kit and compensation for this article. All thoughts and opinions expressed are 100% my own.
Macaroni Kid and Claritin® have come together to offer family fun activities that are sure to help your family to unbore the outdoors all year long. Yes, I said unbore because many kids actually find going outside boring.
A new survey from the makers of Claritin® found that 72% of parents surveyed believe their family doesn’t spend enough time outside. But when they do get outside, 49% of parents report that their kids find the outdoors boring. Times sure have changed. You couldn’t pay me to stay inside when I was a kid, and thankfully my boys are the same. They love spending time outside and I love sharing these special times with them, although mostly behind the camera capturing the moments. I’m super excited to partner with Claritin® to encourage kids in my community to #GetOutside too.
To arm parents with tools and resources to encourage more time outside, Claritin® has launched The Outsideologist Project, which aims to get 1.2 million kids outside for an extra hour per week for better health. The initiative provides families with expert-guided activities to bust boredom and foster a love of being outside.
All kids should have access to outdoor spaces to play and enjoy fun activities that help them discover the wonders of the outside. Whether you're exploring in your own backyard or visiting a park or local trail, having the right tools can make your adventures even more fun! Spending quality time with my family outside is a priority, and I’m excited to partner with Claritin® to show kids what wonders nature has in store for them to discover.
Here are my family’s outdoor adventure faves:
Go For A Dig
Grab a shovel and a pail or box and just dig. Your child can pretend to plant flowers, or plant them for real. We do both! During the pandemic, we learned how to plant our own food, so if you're ready to take it a step further, log on to YouTube and learn how to grow your own food. Way to grow and glow!
Go On A Scavenger Hunt
See how many varieties of insects and animals you can spot. Remember to only use your eyes and ears – look and not touch!
Move Your Feet
Go for a walk, a jog, or take a hike. Here are some local favorites of ours: Cascade Springs Nature Preserve and Jess Lucas Y-Teen Park, among others.
Ride It Out
Ride your bikes around the neighborhood or find a great trail like Sykes Park, Reynolds Nature Preserve, Wolf Creek Multi-Use Trail, etc.
Put Your Head In The Clouds
Look up at the clouds, in the trees, and maybe even do a little birdwatching.
Help Around The House
Being helpful and kind is a priority around my house. The grass has to be cut so why not allow your tween or teen to do it while you take a break. You can even tip them, which teaches about earning money, saving money, etc.
Studies show that spending time outside helps build confidence in kids, promotes happiness and creativity, and even teaches responsibility. I think most of us could use all of this right now.
Join us in getting one extra hour a week outside. Get inspiration from The Outsideologist Project on Instagram and Facebook! Share your outdoor adventures using hashtag #GetOutside. You can find Claritin® on Facebook & Instagram.
Want to join us in getting outside? Macaroni Kid College Park * East Point * Morrow is giving away a kit from Claritin® and The Outsideologist Project that is sure to inspire you and your family to #GetOutside!
Be a cool kid too! - Enter to win an Outsideologist Project Kit! (a $60 value)
Enter to win an Outsideologist Project Kit from the makers of Claritin®. Each kit includes items
to inspire your child’s outdoor exploration as well as samples of Children’s and Adult’s Claritin®
so Outsideologists of all ages can get the powerful, non-drowsy allergy relief they need to
embrace the wonders of the outdoors. Use as directed. Click HERE to enter! NO PURCHASE
NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States
who are at least 18 years of age at time of entry. Sweepstakes commences at 12:00AM ET on
7/16/21 and ends at 11:59PM ET on 8/16/21. Subject to Official Rules at
For prize descriptions, see Official Rules.
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES FOR WINNING. THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOT SPONSORED NOR ENDORSED BY FACEBOOK OR INSTAGRAM IN ANY WAY. ONE ENTRY PER PERSON. GIVEAWAY ENTRANT MUST BE 18+ YEARS OLD AND SUBSCRIBED TO MACARONI KID COLLEGE PARK * EAST POINT * MORROW.
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