Fun Outdoor Activities for Kids


Fun outdoor activities for Kids

Just being able to go out and do some fun activities with your kids is not quite enough you need to be able to provide them a kid friendly backyard. Leave no child inside! This should be the new motto of parents all over America.

  1. Paint like Monet.
  2. Go on a bug hunt.
  3. Run through a sprinkler.
  4. Melt some crayons in the sun .
  5. Play in a sandbox.
  6. Investigate your yard with a magnifying glass .
  7. Paint some rocks with watercolors.
  8. Wash the paint away with the hose.
  9. Hunt for “dinosaur” bones.
  10. Play with a hose.
  11. Play Angry Birds ( with water balloons).
  12. Hose down some chalk letters and shapes.
  13. Ride a bike or scooter around the block.
  14. Plant something ( anything) in the garden.
  15. Mix some colors with water balloons.
  16. Play with a water table or make your own.
  17. Climb up a tree, a wall or a jungle gym.
  18. Make some bird feeders and feed some birds.
  19. Have a backyard toy car wash .
  20. Wash a real car .
  21. Go on a nature scavenger hunt.
  1. Have a family meal outside.
  2. Dig in the dirt.
  3. Jump in puddles.
  4. Paint with a fly swatter.
  5. Pick some apples and have an impromptu snack under the trees.
  6. Make a nature collage.
  7. Take a dog for a walk.
  8. Put down some painter’s plastic, grab a hose and have a homemade slip and slide!
  9. Make a stepping stone for your garden.
  10. Catch and release some frogs.
  11. Go for a hike.
  12. Color the patio with sidewalk chalk.
  13. Play catch with a ball ( or water balloons on a hot day).
  14. Paint like Jackson Pollock.
  15. Take some books outside and read under a tree.
  16. Go on a photo scavenger hunt.
  17. Graffiti the driveway.
  18. Stack and balance rocks.
  19. Have an ice cream taste test.
  20. Find, sort and make a leaf scrapbook.
  21. Make a treasure map and find treasure.
  22. Explore shells, crabs and rocks at the beach.
  23. Make mud pies.
  24. Find shapes in the clouds.


Here are some tips to help you get going!

-          Have a child friendly backyard

-          Have a place on your front or back porch for your kids to display their nature treasures they find.

-          Let your kids explore when you go to the local park.

-          Encourage your kids to get up and go play outside. A walk to the library or post office instead of driving if you live close enough.

-          Take advantage of the natural resources there are where you live and take your kids to them often. If there are lakes and rivers to swim in and go boating take your kids and get out of the house and away from technology.

-          Let the kids camp out in the backyard and have their own little cookout. Mom and dad should still be able to keep an eye out for safety purposes.