It’s officially spring! The flowers and leaves on the tree are growing and the sun is making the odd appearance. So with the kiddies off on their Spring mid-term, we thought we would share some of our favourite outdoor activities with you, to make the most of their time off!
1. Nature Hunt
Nature Hunts are great for the family to get involved and kids simply love them. Keep the nature hunts simple, give each player a paper or plastic bag (if it’s raining) and provide each player a list of nature objects for them to collect, these can include feathers, rocks, leafs, branches etc.
2. Take Pet For A Walk
If you’ve got a loving dog that enjoys a walk, then why not get your little one to take your beloved pet around the block for some fresh air? Both of them will simply be delighted. However, if your child is still quite young, it would be advisable to supervise them or ask their older brother or sister to go with them.
3. Visit the Playground
If we are lucky enough and get some gorgeous weather, a trip to the playground would be a fantastic way for your little one to get out of the house and play on the swings, see-saw, slides and play among other kids.
4. Make Mud-pies
This is one of our personal favourite outdoor activities from when we were little ones and a typical rainy spring day activity. Encourage your child to explore the outdoors when wet and make some mud-pies or even cakes if they are feeling creative. Decorate them with their favourite flowers and leafs!
5. Start a Garden
Kids love playing in the garden and learning about different insects and flowers. A fantastic way for them to learn about the different flowers is to start a little garden with them, plant some seeds, giving some insight on the names of the flowers and what they will look like when they start to bloom. Some gorgeous Spring flowers would include primroses and daisies.
6. Go For a Bike Ride
One of the greatest outdoor activities is going for a Bike Ride in the countryside. If the weather is calm and dry, round up the family and get out those bikes and helmets (of course) and take a trip out in the country and stop off in a nice scenic area and enjoy a lovely Family Picnic.
7. Play Hide & Seek
Encourage your child and their friends to Play Hide and Seek. It’s a great activity that it suitable for both indoors and outdoors. For those who are unfamiliar with the rules, the child will count to 30 or whatever is agreed among the group of kids. The seeker will count while the rest will hide. When the seekers finish counting they must find all who are hiding and bring them back to the den. This game is a fab time killer.
8. Play Hopscotch
Hopscotch is a popular outdoor activity among young children and they will enjoy playing it. If you have a big back garden, get a piece of chalk and draw single and double square grids with numbers. Invite some of your little one’s friends over for the afternoon or get them to play with their brother or sister. This is a fantastic way for you to catch up on some household chores while keeping an eye on your child.
9. Go To The Park
The park is a great outdoor activity for the kids. You can bring them to feed the ducks, skip stones across the pond or even go for a family picnic (depending on the weather).
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