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5th Annual National Park Trust Kids to Parks Day #Giveaway

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The 5th annual National Park Trust Kids to Parks Day will take place May 16 at local and national parks all over the U.S. For some kids this is one of the few times they get to enjoy nature and the great outdoors. All over the US teachers, caregivers, parents and friends are pledging to bring a child to a park on this special day.  All you have to do to participate is get outside in a local or national park. If you register for the event you’ll also be entered to win a Nikon COOLPIX L830 camera!

Being active is important for kids today and taking a break from TV, computers, phones, and all the other technology that makes our children less active can be fun.  I think it is our responsibility to show our kids how Active Kids are Healthy Kids.  I’m not the most active persona in the world and it’s my job to make sure my children don’t suffer because of it. Did you know that the obesity epidemic touches nearly 1 in 3 children?  No wonder why cities across the nation are encouraging their residents to use Kids to Parks Day as the first of many days spent outdoors, at local parks and recreation sites, to develop more active, healthy lifestyles.

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(Photo credit: National Park Trust)

Last year, there were more than 447,000 participants in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. This year, the goal is to have more than 500,000 people enjoy Kids to Parks Day. The Kids to Parks Day has been endorsed by America’s State Parks, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Hiking Society, Boy Scouts of America, Children & Nature Network, Children’s National Medical Center, Department of Interior’s Youth in the Great Outdoors, National Education Association, National Environmental Education Foundation, National Geographic Kids, National Parks Hospitality Association, National Recreation and Parks Association, National Wildlife Federation, Ready Set Wear It!, US Play Coalition, US Army Corps of Engineers, First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let Move Outside! Initiative, half the nation’s governors, and many more.

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If you can’t make it to a National Park  then enjoy your local parks!  There has to be somewhere you can experience the great outdoors in your neighborhood. You can find fun Activity Guides, Buddy Bison Tips and More here.

Enter to Win a Kids to Parks Giveaway Package

Kids to Parks Giveaway Prize Package Contents

Prize Pack

“Buddy Bison” mascot stuffed animal, 2 National Geographic Books (National Geographic Secrets of the National Parks and National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A.), a CamelBak BPA- and BPS-free reusable bottle, a T-shirt, and a NPT Park Activity Guide ($75 value.)

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Comments

  1. We like to camp and hike.

  2. Mary Ambrosino says:

    Wonderful idea. All kids should enjoy nature.

  3. Melissa M says:

    We love to hike.

  4. we love going hiking and we bring bird guides and plant guides to identify things along the way! sometimes we play trail bingo!

  5. Kim Hampton says:

    My favorite activity when visiting the park is camping.

  6. Our favorite activity is letting our children explore

  7. Walking the nature trails is our favorite activity at the park!

  8. We like to go hiking.

  9. We LOVE visiting national parks! The kids love camping and looking for animal tracks!

  10. Nannypanpan says:

    We like to go swimming

  11. I like collecting leaves

  12. Abigail says:

    we like going on nature hikes and looking for creatures

  13. Jamie Brigham says:

    I love the swings at the park, I feel like a kid again.

  14. hiking and taking pictures with my daughter

  15. Kristin G says:

    Our favorite activity is photography and exploring the wild! We love to hike and make frequent stops to explore things.

  16. livivua says:

    getting crazy with the bugs in 4-H entomology

  17. Trisha Burgess says:

    Our favorite activity is taking walks through the park!

  18. We love to play catch in the park.

  19. We love the swings!

  20. Arielle says:

    We like to go hiking.

  21. My favorite activity is hiking and exploring with the kids.

  22. Alison Tolar says:

    My favorite activity at the park is canoeing .

  23. I love to go backpacking.

  24. Seeing all the sights.

  25. We really love hiking as a family. The kids especially like if there are rocks to climb on.

  26. Shannon F says:

    We absolutely love camping and hiking!

  27. Wendy Caddy says:

    Our favorite thing at a park is nature journaling, playing, and relaxing.

  28. I commented on your yard sale post.

  29. Jennifer J says:

    We like just running around the park or going on the slide if there’s a playground.

  30. We love hiking!

  31. We love exploring and hiking. Thanks for this giveaway!

  32. My favorite activity when visiting a park is swinging with my kids. 😉

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