Make Things Adventurous

Q+A: Getting to know Courtney from Playroom Inspo

We've recently partnered with Playroom Inspo to share our love of play far and wide with those looking for ideas on how to keep their little ones engaged, healthy and having fun with active play! Courtney, mama of two and the creator behind Playroom Inspo inspires more than just playroom decor. Read this Q + A and get to know her!

15 Benefits Trees Have on Our Environment

As you may already know, Slackers has partnered with American Forests(AF) to launch a tree planting program called Play to Plant. We decided to take our love for the outdoors up a notch and instead of just enjoying nature, we wanted to give back too! 

What impact are we making as we work with AF to plant these trees? Aside from being beautiful to admire, there are an endless amount of benefits that trees provide for our planet, our health, our environment and even our wallets! 

In no specific order, here is a breakdown of 15 benefits that trees have on our environment as well as some insight into the impact that Slackers Play to Plant is going to have!

Q+A: Getting to Know Tales of a Mountain Mama

We had the opportunity to chat with Amelia, the owner and main mama over at Tales of Mountain Mama. She runs a blog that shares all the goodness you could imagine about spending time with your family in the outdoors. Her and her team of fellow outdoor mamas are experts in the art of adventuring with kids in tow and they share all of the do's and don'ts, and tips and tricks at You MUST check them out! 

Taking the Ground Out of Playground: Why Kids Should Be Slackers

When you step into the world of Slackers backyard adventures, you step into a brand and lifestyle that encourages kids to reach for the skies, overcome their fears, and live out their backyard dreams!  

The Most Important Components in a Backyard Obstacle Course for Kids

As lovers and supporters of indoor AND outdoor active lifestyles and activities, we here at b4Adventure found ourselves heavily immersed in the ninja world and have partnered with American Ninja Warrior themselves to create ninja obstacles and courses to help your crew unleash their inner ninja warrior skills anywhere, any timeTo create these courses, we need to know the best and most beneficial components to include in a course that will keep you active, healthy, and hungry for a bigger challenge!  

7 Most Popular Outdoor Toys in 2020

Did you know the toy industry grew 19% in the year 2020? The widespread stay-at-home orders, lock downs and transitions to distance learning fueled the jump in sales as parents so desperately wanted to keep their kids active, healthy and of course, happy in such a difficult and uncertain time.

How to Build Kids Core Strength and Why It's Important

A strong core and healthy posture goes hand in hand with proper balancing techniques. Without one, we cannot have the other! In order to help youngsters attain a healthy posture and strong core, we must encourage different balancing activities. 

Our 8 Favorite Outdoor Family Influencers

As a company based in Denver, Colorado, we are a team packed full of outdoor enthusiasts, adventurers, thrill seekers and sports fanatics. We thrive off of these things as individuals, and even more so as a team in pursuit of bringing families all over together in the great outdoors!  

We are constantly on the hunt for new and exciting ways to bring the adventure of an active lifestyle right to your homes, but where do we find the inspiration? Aside from the mountains and trees and superhero ninjas themselves, we look to YOU! What better way to keep up with the latest outdoor trends than following along with some of our favorite families that share the same love for all things adventure with us?!  

We want to share this inspiration with you as well, so follow along with us! In no specific order (we can’t stress that enough!!), here are 8 of our favorite influencers that are currently sharing the inside scoop on their everyday family adventures – big and small! 

10 Activities To Add Adventure To Your Holiday Gathering

Let the holidays this year be the start to amazing traditions and memories when you add some excitement and adventure with one of these games and activities! Take a look at this range of options from games, to obstacle courses, to real adventure gear and find the perfect way for your crew to have some fun and make memories!

Top 10 Adventurous Slackers® Christmas Gifts to Keep Kids Active

Many of us are wondering, will we ever go back to the “norm” we remember? Some say that the kids don’t know any better, and that may be somewhat true, but that doesn't mean it can't be a holiday season they'll remember for a lifetime!

How To Inspire Active Play Indoors

How do you beat the boredom and have the kids shake out those wiggles while indoors? While many of us have fond memories of rainy days consisting of building forts, playing hide and seek, or snuggling up for a movie marathon, there is just one thing missing in that line up: ACTIVE play! 

From Classrooms To Couches – Incorporating P.E While Homeschooling

While many parents and teachers have become familiar with the unique challenges brought on by distance learning, it is important for us to remember that this quick shift from classrooms to couches and kitchen tables has also been a difficult adjustment for younger kids. Learning to communicate through a computer screen, more independent studying, and a lack of social interaction all bring on unnecessary levels of stress and anxiety for students. What if there was a fun way around these road blocks that not only improved the quality of your children’s homeschool experience, but even help take some of the pressure off of parents and teachers? We have a few ideas to help you and your family, and they all center around two letters.. P.E.!