Friday, June 11, 2010

Get Outdoors

Saturday is National Get Outdoors Day - an annual event created to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. Participating partners will be offering opportunities for American families to experience traditional and non-traditional types of outdoor activities. You can just go to this page and look for their site locations. They've got over 90 events scheduled around the country tomorrow. Our family will be heading over to the Water Resource Center in Vancouver.

It's also Free Fishing Days here in WA and OR. This means that no license will be required to fish or gather shellfish in any waters open to fishing.   It also looks like a number of other states are offering a FREE fishing day the 2nd Saturday in June (tomorrow), so make sure to check the list of states offering FREE fishing days.

What else can you do today?

Have a Family Movie Night and watch E.T. It premiered back on this day in 1982. I can still remember watching it at the Drive In, from the back of my family's station wagon. For more ideas, check out the recommendations from Kids Off the Couch. (If you haven't heard of Kids Off the Couch before, go sign up for their weekly newsletter. They offer a free, weekly, fun filled, film-related adventure that shows parents how to connect families to each other and the world around them.)

  Today over at Craft Camp at Skip to My Lou, you can learn how to make a Friendship Bracelet.

image via Skip to My Lou

 Head on over to Cascadia Kids and enter to win an overnight trip in Portland. (Our family recently won their Seattle contest and we can't wait to go.)

What are your family's plans for the weekend?

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