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 Four):
#20 – Jump Rope – This is an easy and fun way to spend a portion of your afternoon. Get a rope, a string, or a proper jumping rope, and see how long you can jump for. Watch this instructional video for beginners:
#19 – Bird Watching – In your neighbourhood alone there must be a variety of birds flying around that even you didn’t notice. Use this resource to identify each kind of bird you see: Andy Camper Birds.
#18 – Photo Safari – Take the kids out to a park or walk through the neighbourhood and start looking at things through a lens! Seeing every day things through a different perspective will always bring up some curious questions.
#17 – Rake the Leaves – Huh? This doesn’t sound like much of a fun activity, now does it? Actually, once you’ve piled the leaves up in your yard, start jumping! You and the kids will burn off a lot of your energy jumping around and playing in the leaves.
#16 – Magnifying Glass Detective – Grab a magnifying glass and go out and explore the micro-world that exists on the other side of the glass.
#15 – Go Canoeing – If you don’t own a canoe, or if you’re not near water, you could always contact one of your local rental spots to rent a boat. Paddling around for an afternoon is fun and easy! Here’s a list of Canoe Safety Tips.
#14 – Climb a Tree – This activity especially needs the attention of an adult. It’s fun and there are endless trees in your neighbourhood that you and your kids could be climbing. But be careful! Read this before your go out: Climbing Tree Safety for Kids.
#13 – Go for a Bike Ride – If you and your kids want to explore the outdoors, there’s no better way than on a bicycle. Of course, ensuring you bike safe should be your number one priority. Perhaps this article will help keep everyone safe: Top 3 Bicycle Safety Tips for Kids.
#12 – Build a Rock Garden – The best part about a rock garden is that the speed in which is grows is completely up to you! If you’d like to learn a few tips on how to build a rock garden, check out: Andy Camper Rocks.
#11 – Throw a Ball – Come on! Everyone can take part in this one, all you need is a ball.
Interested in more Great Activities for Kids? Check out Part Five of our 50 Great Activities for Kids!Tags: Activities, fun, kids, top 50