Check out the recent story on the struggle to force kids to drop the Game Boy, put away the Wii, turn off Cartoon Network and unplug the PlayStation -- all so they are forced to go outside and open their eyes to the world around them. Here is the link to the story:
Another great option, especially for a rainy or stormy day, or those summer evenings when the bugs force you indoors, is an outdoors-related game. "The Fishing Camp" game is a trivia board game that teaches new fishermen about the sport, while also challenging seasoned veterans knowledge of fishing, all while they work their way around the game board.
Fishing Camp is designed to grow with the player. Starting at level one the questions are primarily based on identification of fish and fishing tackle. As the players increase their knowledge about fishing, they grow into the higher level questions.
Passing a love of fishing on to your kids can be difficult to do, especially with all of the digital distractions they encounter today. Try this game as a means to introduce them to fishing in a mildly competitive and educational format. "The Fishing Camp" game is available at Bass Pro, Cabela's, and Gander Mountain.