50 Great Activities for Kids (Part One)

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50 Great Activities for Kids (Part One)

 

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 One):

#50 – Make a Time Capsule: Always a fun thing to put together! It’s a snap-shot of how much fun and adventure you were having on the day you made it. Grab some photos, toys, newspaper clippings, and find a safe quiet spot to store your time capsule. Learn what you need to know by watching this video:

#49 – Animal Watching – If you live near a wooded area or an open green space, it’s always a fun activity to grab a camera (or two) and see who can take the most pictures of animals in a certain period of time. Make a game of it!

#48 – Make big bubbles! Playing with bubbles on a hot day is endless fun. Have you ever made a really, really BIG bubble? If not, here’s a great article to show you how – How to Blow Big Bubbles.

#47 – Get a Kiddie Pool – Perhaps you’re looking for an activity that doesn’t require having to leave your backyard. On those really hot summer days, set up a kiddie or portable pool in the yard and splash around until everyone’s cooled down.

#46 – Visit a Fire Station – This one came from our friends at Squidoo.com. Fire Stations often have visitor programs to teach kids and visitors how fire fighters live and work, and during those visits, sometimes they let you try sliding down the fire-fighters pole and even test a hose!

#45 – Make a Tin Can Telephone – Cell phones are such a thing of the past! If you’re looking for an easy activity with plenty of chatty results, learn how to Make a Tin Can Telephone.

#44 – Make Play-doo – You can do this while camping or in your kitchen! Here’s a great tutorial on How to Make Play-doo:

#43 – Make a Frisbee! – If you don’t have anything to play with, why not make your very own Frisbee?! It’s a fun activity that will have you throwing around your creation for hours! Check out: How to Make a Frisbee.

#42 – Have a Water Balloon Fight – This one will surely get the kids excited on a hot day! Buy a package of balloons, a water hose, and start throwing around some water balloons… it’s as easy as that!

#41 – Catch Fireflies! – How do fireflies glow? You can find out by spending the evening/night capturing fireflies in a bottle, and watching them do what they do best! If you’re interested in how to best capture these beautiful flies, check out How to Keep Fireflies Alive.

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

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