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It's Timeto Play
Come Out to Play
It all starts with play. Riding skateboards and climbing trees. Jumping rope and playing tag. Saturday morning soccer games. Building a killer ramp from a few scraps of wood. Open the door and letting kids go be kids!
All kinds of good things happen when boys and girls come out to play. They get smarter and stronger and more confident. They learn how to be a good teammate—and a good sport.
CLIF Kid is dedicated to getting kids outside to play, and to providing the good snacks they need to grow strong minds and bodies. As the days get shorter and the forecast cools down, our Fall Play Challenges give you all kinds of fun ideas for outdoor activities.
Fall is a great time to try out new adventures. So here’s to courage and curiosity. To skinned knees and tall tales. To riding bikes with friends until the streetlights flicker on. Here’s to the power of play!
Mom of two, Monica Marino (@marinobambinos), has come to realize the importance of making time for play, even—and especially—in the midst of a hectic school year.
HIKE IN, HIKE OUT, HIKE ON
LA dad Ralph DeFelice took his two kids on their first backpacking trip in California's Sierra Mountains. Together, they overcame high altitude, sore feet and bloodthirsty mosquitoes and had an unforgettable adventure.
Give Your Kid a Camera
We recently gave our 6-year-old son a camera. We figured he’d just snap photos of random things at home or along our journeys. What we got was something else entirely.
National Parks for the Win
Novelist and environmentalist Wallace Stegner wrote, “National parks are the best idea we ever had.” And that gives us some great ideas for super-rad adventures…
Go Wild and Grow Wild
There’s something magical about gardening. It has the power to draw indoor kids outdoors and help super busy bees slow down.
Organize a Scavenger Hunt
No matter where you are, at home or on vacation, a good scavenger hunt will keep your kids entertained for hours. Keep it simple for kids who are just learning to read, or send older kids on a hunt through the whole neighborhood!
Take the Kids Along for the Ride
One of the most fun parts of parenting is watching your kids catch the bug for doing something you love to do, too. Ride along with CLIF Bar athlete Eric Porter as he shares his love of mountain biking with his kids.