Family Fun Outdoor Activities

July 14, 2020

Family Fun Outdoor Activities

With everyone indoors for most of the day, there are still many activities that families can do in their own backyards, outdoor common areas or driveways. It is very important that our children spend some time outdoors every day and enjoy the sun, especially with summer around the corner.

Participating in creative outdoor activities with your children can provide a good change of routine. While still observing social distancing, families can spend quality time enjoying the outdoors. Here are a few of our favorite outdoor activities the whole family can join in on. 

Gardening 

This is a great opportunity to begin gardening with your kids! You don’t need a garden or space to begin growing! All you need is some soil, pots, and seeds! You can grow plants in pots right outside your home. You can also regrow plants from scraps! 

Backyard Camping 

You can set up a tent in your backyard. Families can spend time telling scary stories or barbequing outside together. Like many families, you may have boxes laying around from ordering things online! Instead of recycling these boxes, we can save them and make cardboard forts with our children!

Getting Physical 

You can build an obstacle course with your children using different toys and household items. Making an obstacle course will help channel your child’s creative side while also providing a fun activity for when the course is complete. Families can also do outdoor yoga or dance classes.

Playing Games During Walks 

When taking a walk around your home, you can also have your children participate in a scavenger hunt and find things that they may have not noticed before. You can also play a game of I Spy or you can have your children find hidden treasures that you hid ahead of time!

Water Games

With summer around the corner here are some great water activities that you can do in your own backyard! Water balloon toss, water sensory table mini pools, watering plants with water guns, and sprinkler red light green light.

Arts and Crafts

Families can find rocks and wood pieces to paint, chalk sidewalks, play with shaving cream, create sensory bags with household items such as hair gel, paint, water beads, etc., leaf art and pinecone art. Find even more inspiration with these 10 creative outdoor ideas

 

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