10 Great After-school Activities for Tweens


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Gardening
Don't be afraid to get dirty!
Don't be afraid to get dirty!
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These days, kids get inundated with fancy gadgets early on. Gardening is a great way to get them away from video screens and into the natural world.

Programs like Junior Master Gardeners help kids discover the magical circle of life. Active, hands-on work in the soil gives them an appreciation of the balance and resilience of nature, and confidence in their ability to make a positive environmental impact. It might even lower your grocery bill, too.