Backyard Bliss: 6 Ways to Have Fun with the Family Outdoors
Let's Play: Readers Share Ideas
"The kids spend a lot of time on our trampoline -- they'll jump for a while and then just sit and chat with their friends. Sometimes our son brings out his acoustic guitar and they sing."
-- Cindy Peterson, Seattle, Washington
"Our outdoor Ping-Pong table is the perfect place to play, joke, and talk. It's easy fun."
-- Ellen Van Bergen, Potomac, Maryland
"We love our screened-in pool. It's great to sit outside and enjoy the breeze (and shade) without worrying about bug bites."
-- Carole Sincic, Orlando, Florida
Originally published in Ladies' Home Journal, July 2009.