Learning Center

Blue Star Summer 2022 is here and we're bringing the heat thanks to some amazing #BlueStarPartners. Plenty of outdoor-focused fun for the entire family is on the horizon—think at-home STEM activities, museum visits, park adventures, nature bingo, chances to win prizes, and even virtual meetups every Wednesday from June 8th - August 3rd. Click the boxes below to sign up and learn more!

Summer Extras

Kids Agility Workout

Partner Workout

Nature Bingo

Calling all military and civilian neighbors! Blue Star Families has partnered with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to create a fun nature bingo game that encourages your family to get outside and get to know your community all while enjoying the fresh air and benefits of the outdoors this season — no matter if you're PCSing, going on vacation, or staying put.

Want to be entered for the chance to win one of three family prize packs? There are 10 versions of the card, so play once, or play over and over during the months of June, July, and August, and share photos of your family participating in the activities on social media (#BlueStarSummer) or by clicking the button below and submitting your pictures and complete bingo card.

Summer Fun Submissions

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Have photos and stories to share of your #BlueStarSummer? Whether you've enjoyed meeting up at the park with friends, playing Nature Bingo, visiting a Blue Star Museum, or even the adventure en route to your new duty station, we want to see and hear all about it.

We'll be collecting your submissions all season long — both here and on social media — for the chance to win a family prize box! One winner will be randomly selected in June, July, and August.

Summer Blogs

Kid-Approved Summer Snacks That are Healthy and Easy to Make

This year’s Summer Snack Recipe Guide has some great treats in it. Getting kids involved in cooking can help them learn how to measure, follow directions, improve hand coordination — and teach them about healthy cooking (an important life skill). For picky eaters, they are more likely to eat something…

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Kids’ Agility Training: Building Coordination and Having Fun

Not only can agility training be super fun, but it has so many benefits for all ages, including developing children.  Improve Balance and body control Agility training can help improve our balance and quickness — as most movements are done quickly and controlled, helping develop fast-twitch muscles and proprioception (spatial…

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Buddy Up! Connect to a Child Through Exercise

Even when you don’t think your kids are listening or watching you, they are. As a parent or caregiver, you play an important role in how they perceive exercise, nutrition, and body self-image. When you have a positive perspective on healthy choices, like eating healthy foods and exercising as part…

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Blue Star Museums

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America offering free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve.