50 outdoor activities for kids

There are so many reasons why our children need as much time outdoors as possible. Our high tech world can be over-stimulating and overwhelming, and children need ‘green time’ to counter-balance all the noise. Nature will teach them more about themselves, and they’ll be happier and healthier.

So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

50 outdoor activity ideas:

  1. Tree climbing
  2. Hike a new trail
  3. Beach combing
  4. Bike park
  5. Scavenger hunt
  6. Leaf art
  7. Puddle stomping
  8. Roly poly down a hill
  9. Mud pies
  10. Pooh sticks
  11. Build a rock cairn
  12. Build a dam
  13. Sand sculpture competition
  14. Bug study
  15. Gardening
  16. Outdoor ropes course
  17. Visit a nature reserve
  18. Drawing in the sand
  19. Write a nature poem outside
  20. Bullrush
  21. Nonstop cricket
  22. Rock hopping
  23. Make a bivvy/outdoor hut
  24. Star gazing
  25. Paint a landscape
  26. Visit an animal farm
  27. Visit a sculpture park
  28. Rockpool study
  29. Playground crawl
  30. Picnic with a view
  31. Draw your shadow with chalk
  32. Moonlight walk
  33. Identify bird calls
  34. Make a fairy garden
  35. Make a blossom posy
  36. Make a stick insect
  37. Find shapes in the clouds
  38. Read aloud outdoors
  39. Visit a cave
  40. Backyard camping
  41. Plant a tree
  42. Dance in the rain
  43. Hide and seek outdoors
  44. Urban bush walk
  45. Fly a kite
  46. Make a bird feeder
  47. Visit an island
  48. Hopscotch
  49. Jump rope
  50. Learn how to find North, South, East and West

Print out this list and stick it on the fridge. How many ideas can you cross off?

Calling all outdoorsy mamas!

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