Let's Get Active!
Looking for something to do to get your kids out of the house? Perfect! Below are a couple of ways to have your kids explore the great outdoors while they play.
Encourage your kids to use their green thumb by teaching them to garden with this super cool Children’s Vegetable Garden Kit sold on Etsy (yay small businesses!). Complete with terra cotta pots, seeds, paint and cute instruction cards, your child will be able to channel their inner creativity, while simultaneously learning what it takes to care for the planet.
Set up a court by dividing the yard in half marking it with sticks, rope or rocks. Blow up a balloon and have your kids hit it back and forth as they stay on their own sides. Play games until the first individual reaches 11 and then switch sides!
Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest
I think we can all agree that Watermelon is by far the best summer snack. While your kids are snacking on this wonderful treat, start the seed spitting contest for some good family competition. Have your kids line up in a row and see who can spit the seeds the farthest. Whoever is the winner, gets another piece of watermelon!!
Summer Night Stargazing
When the days are too hot, opt for a night time outdoor activity instead. Bring a blanket and perhaps a few treats and lay out underneath the stars. Download this kid-friendly app called Star Walks Kids to learn more about star charts as you spend the night star gazing.
Take a nature walk! After all, hiking with the kids is not about the miles, but the smiles. Use the Plant ID app to identify flowers, plants & trees along your scenic stroll. You’d be surprised by how much you can learn about nature with the snap of a photo.