Here are 10 fun outdoor activities for kids that are great fun to get them moving!
Well, it doesn’t have to always be a challenging hike – it could just be a simple walk around the block. Walking outside is ideal for fitness, fun, and family bonding.
There are plenty of classic games that gets kids up and moving! Enjoy a game of Red Rover, Kickball, Flashlight Tag, Hopscotch.. or choose your favorite from when you were growing up!
There is something pretty great about camping, but we know it can be a little trying sometimes with kids who might have sort attention spans. To keep your family keen and yourself sane, car camping might just be the easiest way to introduce them to the joys of living outdoors.
Want to take part in a treasure hunt? Search for a geocache! By using a handheld GPS device, you can find a cache near your current location (find them at geocaching.com). Pick up an item from the cache and leave one of your own. Don’t have a GPS (or don’t want one)? You can try letterboxing, which is similar but doesn’t require the electronics.
Break out the hose and sprinkler, you could even head to a water park or your local pool. All of these activities are great fun and are excellent for cooling off during the hotter months of the year.
Adding wheels or blades to outdoor activities almost always makes them more appealing. A pair of inline skates (plus the proper protective gear), or hockey skates and they’ll be ready to go!
Cycling is a great whole-family activity, and it is a super easy and fun mode of transportation. You can use the streets around your neighborhood, but if you are feeling a little adventurous (and perhaps the kids are a bit more experienced), you can always find great bike trails in and around most cities.
Do the kids love getting out on the water? Even very young children can ride in a canoe, kayak, rowboat, or inner tube, or begin to learn to paddle on their own. This is a great activity for the whole family and is great physical activity!
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