Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has developed a list of 50 ways to get your kids outdoors. With the high-tech distractions kids have today, it is sometimes difficult to think of ways to get them outside. But it is definitely worth it! Being outside has shown to reduce stress, depression and the general funk that can pervade when kids and adults are always inside sitting down. I know it’s hot in the summer, but kids used to play outdoors and it was hot then too. Find things they are interested in and look at outdoor activities that feed that interest. Again, it is really, really worth it.