10 Ways to Celebrate Parks to Kids Day

May 16th is Kids to Parks Day and this year we’re bringing the parks to you by celebrating it as Parks to Kids Day! In honor of our 10th anniversary, we are providing 10 ways to explore the outdoors without leaving your neighborhood.

1. DOWNLOAD AND EXPLORE THE PARKPASSPORT APP

New updates for Parks to Kids Day! Discover more than 500 virtual experiences and earn custom badges to add to your digital park passport.
   

2. BUILD A MINI-PARK WITH BUDDY BISON

Celebrate Parks to Kids Day by building a mini-park! Use your imagination and materials from home to construct a park in your living room, backyard, or even a family parking spot – just have fun and be creative!

3. BUDDY BISON’S BLINDING LIGHTS DANCE CHALLENGE

Go outside, get active, and get your “park-on” for Parks to Kids Day by joining our mascot Buddy Bison for the Blinding Lights Dance Challenge.  Learn the steps, record your dance, and show off your dance moves by sharing on social media (TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter). Tag us in your post (@NationalParkTrust) and use #ParksToKids and #BuddyBison.

READY FOR MORE? CHECK OUT THESE ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

Backyard Scavenger Hunt

Backyard Scavenger Hunt

There are so many interesting things you can find in nature. When walking or hiking, make sure you stay quiet, look around your surroundings, and see what you can discover.

Design a Nature Collage

Design a Nature Collage

A great activity to do while in your backyard or neighborhood is to collect and bring home any interesting or unique pieces of nature. At home, use your collected materials, construction paper, and glue to create a one of a kind nature collage.