Are you a parent looking for fun some fun activities for kids to do in the outdoors? In modern times where smart phones, video games, computer games, television and other indoor activities are prevailing, sometimes it is necessary to entice your children to play outdoors. The idea here is keeping them active and making them enjoy various activities outdoors rather than those other indoor activities.
Even if you bring out a good book and work on your tan while they play, at the end of the day, you’ll all feel better for getting a bit of fresh air. So here are a few activities the kids will enjoy doing especially one that involves the whole family.
Hide and Seek: This is a simple and fun activity that can actually be done right in the backyard of your home. Although this may depend on the size of your backyard, it gives the kids the opportunity to stretch those legs, run and explore, right in the confine of your home.
For those who have this in their backyard, kids really love it. If you don’t, you can simply create one using cut logs of wood in varying height and place them in a path. You can either cut them yourself or contact your local tree trimmer to see if he can donate a few scraps. Heights of the logs should be between 2″ to 10″, there should be enough spacing between each log to let the kids test their balancing skills.
Let them get a little Dirty
If there’s a pile of screened topsoil or loam dumped in the yard, then the kids can have lots of fun time while you, of course, watch them and wish you could join… lol. They could easily mold it like clay or better still lead a mission of army men and who knows, maybe cause an invasion.
From active play that let them move around like sports games to relaxing activities that allow them to enjoy the natural environment calmly, your kids should partake in some outdoor activities.
Some simple outdoor sports games kids love are soccer, ball tossing, and running. With these, they can train their hand and leg muscles while having as much fun as possible. Kids also love running games like short races, small obstacle courses, tags or basically just running free to enjoy the wind on their cute little faces.
You can also incorporate some group games into your fun outdoor family time, games like Pictionary, twenty questions, singing and even dancing sounds really exciting, engaging and will sure have everyone smiling.
For some relaxing activities, kids love blowing bubbles, reading story books, cloud-gazing and much more. Find out what your kids love, give them an avenue to explore and get excited. It is truly fascinating, don’t hesitate to join them and have some fun time with the whole family.