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 Two):
#40 – Play Tic-Tac-Toe with Chalk – Playing with chalk on the driveway is always a fun way to spend an afternoon. You can play tic-tac-toe, hangman, or even draw something beautiful! Don’t worry, the chalk will wash away after the first rain fall.
#39 – Picnic in the Park – This one is a no-brainer! Pack some sandwiches and some healthy snacks, and you’ve got yourself a nice day in the sun! Don’t forget to apply plenty of sunblock to protect yourself from the sun.
#38 – Backyard Camping – This is one of the most popular activities we’ve been suggested to do by parents. Pitch a tent in the backyard, and enjoy an evening under the stars. If you need some suggestions on how to approach this activity, read: Getting Outside for a Little Backyard Camping.
#37 – Fly a Kite! – If there’s a gust of wind in the air, get outside and go fly a kite! If you don’t have a kite to fly, you can always make your own:
#36 – Play Charades – If you’re looking for a fun game that’ll get the kids moving around and using their heads, you can always teach them the simple rules of charades.
#35 – Learn Magic Tricks! – You don’t have to be a professional illusionist to be able to perform magic tricks. Instead visit this great resource that teaches you some of the easier tricks you can teach yourself and your kids: Easy Magic Tricks.
#34 – Outdoor Treasure Hunt – This game is open to interpretation. Grab a few items from around the house and hide them throughout your property or neighbourhood. Get each participant to come up with a couple clues, and begin the hunt!
#33 – Word Hunt – Go around the house and outdoors, and write down all the things that start with a specific letter. Then get your partner to guess all the items on your list!
#32 – Skip Rocks – If there’s a pond or a lake near your area, grab some smooth rocks and go skipping! If you’d like a couple tips on how to properly skip rocks, check out: 3 Easy Steps to Skipping Rocks.
#31 – Go Geocaching! – Are you familiar with the global treasure hunt of Geocaching? Discover Geocaching Fun for Kids OR watch this video that explains it all:
Interested in more Great Activities for Kids? Check out Part Three of our 50 Great Activities for Kids!Tags: Activities, fun, kids, top 50