50 Great Activities for Kids (Part Five)

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50 Great Activities for Kids (Part Five)

 

At the Campfire Blog, we know “activity”. When it comes to getting your kids outdoors and active, it’s always easier to have a simple to read list of suggestions to get you going!

The following list was compiled by contacting a lot of parents within our network of outdoor enthusiasts. We’d like to continue growing our list, so please don’t hesitate to add a suggested activity in the comment field below. In the meantime, let’s get outside!

 

 

50 Great Activities for Kids (Part Five):

#10 – Look at the Stars – Stargazing is a fun activity that can happen almost any night of the week – assuming the clouds are cleared and the sky is wide open. If you’d like a list of the constellations, check out: Andy Camper’s Night Sky.

#9 – Make a Sundial – You’ll need the sun for this activity, which is why it’s the perfect outdoor activity! You can make your very own sundial by following these simple few steps: Make a Sundial.

#8 – Play Wall Ball – There’s a variety of different ways to play Wall Ball – everybody does it differently. If you’d like a list of different rules, visit: How to Play Wall Ball.

#7 – Go Swimming! – There’s no better way to cool down on a hot summer day than going swimming! Need some suggestions of what kind of game to play while in the water? Read Swimming Pool Games.

#6 – Go for some Ice Cream – It’s not so much of an activity, as it is just a delicious outing that the kids will love!

#5 – Wash the Car – It may seem like a chore for adults, but it can be a wet n’ wild time for kids! Grab the hose and some soap and everyone will have fun!

#4 – Race! – Kids love burning off energy, so point them in the right direction and organize a series of short races with whomever you want. Be sure to have a stopwatch to avoid any close calls.

#3 – Take a Hike – Pack some snacks and grab a map – kids will love to explore a local hiking trail in your area. If you need help finding a hiking trail in your area, visit: Local Hikes (USA) and Hiking in Canada (Canada).

#2 – Go to the Park – If you’re looking for a quick fix to getting outdoors, there are probably dozens of parks and green spaces in your area. Visit your city’s website to learn where the nearest park is and take the kids outside for a day of sunshine and fresh air.

#1 – Sit Outside and Talk – Sitting and talking with your friends and family can some times be one of the most rewarding things you can do. Take a afternoon, sit in a couple chairs, and talk with the person you’re with.

Interested in more Great Activities for Kids? Check out Part One of our 50 Great Activities for Kids!

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