If you’re sick of having bored kids or kids that just sit in front of a screen all day, here are 3 fun things to do outside for kids.
And they will help them learn and enjoy their creativity.
When my son Evan was about seven he would sometimes come to me and say “I’m bored”. We had card games and board games and video games and markers and scissors and glue and YouTube and a slew of other things. We had baseballs and rubber balls and basketballs and frisbees.
And yet he was bored. When you have all day with no school there’s a limit to the things you can do. Eventually you’ve done everything and you want to try something different
If your kids have become bored with all the activities you have available and you’ve tried the inside adventure ideas on this blog, perhaps it’s time to try these 3 fun things to do outside for kids.
The first thing you might want to try is looking for animal tracks. If you caught our video this week, you will know how easy this is. It only requires some plaster of Paris that you should find in any hardware store, water, a mixing container, a measuring cup, and something to stir with.
What’s more, the process of discovery will focus a lot of time, energy, and excitement on finding tracks. Once the tracks are found you can have a great discussion about what the tracks are and the animals that made them.
It’s 1 of 3 fun things to do outside for kids, but the other two are just as fun.
Another thing you can try has a couple options. You could have your kids create an obstacle course.
The first way they could do this is to use various objects to make an obstacle course: slides, toys, etc. The other way, if you have a long driveway or sidewalk, is to use sidewalk chalk and draw the obstacle course. This makes half the fun making the course and half the fun enjoying a little competition with friends.
The last of 3 fun things to do outside for kids will also match creativity with outdoor fun.
Find some parchment paper or regular paper and have your kids walk around the block. Have them mark the major buildings and trees on the paper so they can make a map.
Once they’ve marked the major places, have them sit down and draw it out. They can make it look like a pirate map with dashed lines, x’s, and a compass. They can give each house a pirate name, and then find a place fo “find treasure”.
Make it extra fun by putting together a treasure chest and hiding it for them to find. It will be a great way to spend a fun day.
3 Fun Things to Do Outside For Kids
If you’re looking for exciting things for your kids to do outside, try these ideas. They can look for animal tracks and make casts that they keep for years to come. They can create an obstacle course and have fun racing with friends. They can create a map and look for buried treasure.
And be sure to make them your own. Perhaps you can have them draw the animal that made the tracks. Or you can add a swinging rope or throwing ball challenge to the obstacle course. Or you could even build yourself a pirate ship if you want to go overboard.
Whatever you do, have fun, and enjoy the great outdoors!