According to the September 2012 issue of Family Fun Magazine, cloudspotting, the hobby of observing and identifying cloud types, is a great way to get kids relaxing in nature. To try it, head outdoors with a camera or smartphone and take pictures of interesting formations. Then identify them according to type. There are ten major types, with many variations, using a cloud almanac. Family Fun likes the reference section on the Cloud Appreciation Society's website (cloudappreciationsociety.org) and the app Coton ( $2, Android and iOS). You can turn your discoveries into a keepsake by printing your photographs and putting them in a journal.
This is a great family hobby suggestion that can be fun. Nothing like spending quality time together and learning at the same time. Try it and the sky's the limit!