With warm weather in full swing, it’s the perfect time to have fun outdoors with your kids. There are many adventures to be had — some without even leaving your yard. So get those kids shoes laced up and pack some snacks — here are 10 fun things to do outdoors.
- Take Photographs
It’s super easy to take photos nowadays since most people have a smart phone. Alternatively, you can pick up some disposable cameras and get the film developed later. As a result, not only do you have a great activity but you also make amazing memories you can add to your photo album.
- Pick Your Own Produce
There are orchards and farms all over the country that allow visitors to pick their own produce for a small fee. For kids whose homes don’t have a kitchen garden, this can be a new experience. The best part? You get to eat whatever you collect.
If you love the idea of fresh produce or flowers but don’t want to venture far from home, you can start your own garden. Kids (especially younger ones) seem to be naturally drawn to playing in the dirt and this is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of those inclinations.
- Ride a Bike
Looking for an opportunity to wear your new balance athletic shoes? A bike ride around the neighborhood is the perfect way to exercise while keeping kids occupied. If your little ones are bored with familiar territory, you can find a bike trail at your local park.
- Clean up the Neighborhood
You don’t need superpowers to protect the environment — all you need is dedication. If your kids are excited about doing something for the planet, suggest an anti-litter campaign. You and the kiddos can spend an afternoon cleaning up candy wrappers and other trash.
- Make S’mores
If you have an outdoor firepit you can create a makeshift campfire and make s’mores. These ooey-gooey snacks can be made in the oven, but they’re just not as good as when the marshmallows are toasted over an actual fire.
- Look at the Sky
Cloud watching is a wonderful activity that requires very little prep. You can lay out a blanket in your backyard or a park and look for shapes. If you’re outside the city, you can try star gazing during the warm summer nights.
- Make a Chalk Mural
If you have a concrete driveway or live in a neighborhood with sidewalks, your kids can use chalk to make art. This medium is cheap and easy to find, not to mention simple to clean up afterward — just wait for it to rain.
- Have a Picnic
A sunny day is the perfect time to have a picnic. All you need is the following:
- Food that can be easily held, such as sandwiches
- A blanket to sit on
- A basket or bag to collect any garbage afterward
- Blow Bubbles
Most kids love blowing bubbles and they’re quite easy to make. You can buy solution and wands or make your own with soap, water and wire.
Are you ready for a great time? Then pull on your Puma sneakers and head out.