We at Extreme Bubbles are big advocates of getting your kids outside to play. What better way to be healthy, happy, and actively learning. Blowing big bubbles is one excellent way to have fun outside, but that’s not all.
We’ve rounded up five of our favorite resources for outdoor activity ideas. These sites showcase an incredible amount of creativity and fun that will keep you busy for years to come. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to be outside and have some good clean fun!
Image credit: http://blog.tinyprints.com
1. Outdoor Activities for Children Ages 6-10
Wow – this is a huge laundry list of ideas! From old fashioned hopscotch to things I imagine it’d be hilarious to do with a toddler (like aerobic dance). From kid friendly gardening ideas, like bug hunting and making a city wide bird bath, to natural learning activities like building a sun dial.
On the same site you’ll find a list of
Outdoor Toddler Activities
Oh those messy, hilarious toddlers! Here are some great outdoor activities to grab their attention and inspire great memories. Attempting to catch water balloons and digging for buried treasure are just two of many.
2. 50 simple Outdoor Activities for Kids
You don’t need fancy equipment or pre-made games to have fun outside with your kids. Investigate your own backyard with a magnifying glass, or try painting with a flyswatter.
image credit: http://www.notimeforflashcards.com
3. Classic Outdoor Game ideas
Remember kick the can? Freeze Tag? Capture the Flag? Refresh your memory on this childhood classics, then organize the neighborhood gang and get started.
4. New Outdoor Game ideas
This article came up with lots of games I’ve never heard of. Drag the Body? a sort of race where you drag your friend across the yard on an old blanket as fast as you can. Sounds entertaining to me! How about Blind Snakes, where kids try to run across the yard without getting sprayed by a couple of sprinklers. One kid is in charge of turning the water on and off and tries to entrap & soak the others!
5. Beyond the TV: Outdoor Activities for Kids
Whether you are a teacher, a parent, or kid trying to find something different and to do with your downtime, you have hit the jackpot! The following links offer many ways to "think outside the house". No matter where you live or what you like to do, there are activities that you can be doing outside. Getting outside and being active is good for your physical, mental and emotional health and can also be educational.
Oh yeah, and don’t forget the big bubbles (we sell complete kits!) for your outdoor summer fun!