It is now the spring, and it is finally the type of weather where you can actually be outside without wanting to go straight back indoors. Getting outside in the fresh air and garden is so good for you mentally, but your children massively benefit from the great outdoors and spending time in the fresh air. But what can you do to keep them occupied or encourage them to go outside and put down the technology? I thought I would share with you some of the fun outdoor activities you could consider this spring and summer.
Going out for a long walk in the local park
One of the most simplest but yet fun activities you can do is head to your local park and explore. Many local parks have lots of fun areas that you can enjoy. There may be an adventure playground for your children to run off all that excess energy. There might be things like nature walks or exploration you can do in different parts. It really can be a great affordable afternoon away from your home enjoying the fresh air.
Playing outside on bikes or scooters
Sometimes the simplest activities bring the most joy, and this is when playing outside on a bike or a scooter can do just that. It is one of those things that most children should experience at some point, the learning of rising a bike or balancing on a scooter. Websites like Kids Ride Wild have some great ones to consider. You could then take this one step further and venture out on the bikes or scooters to parks or even on specific bike rides. It can certainly be a lot of fun for the whole family.
Getting the paddling pool out
Another thing to think about doing would be to get a paddling pool in your garden. Water is a great thing to enjoy on the warmer days, and it can actually be very refreshing. However, if you want to take swimming and water fun one step further, your local outdoor pool could be a great stop. Learning to swim is one of life’s lessons that we all should get the opportunity to do at some point, and it is easier when the children are younger.
Making it educational
I also think that getting outside can be a great opportunity for learning. You can use the nature around you, take up gardening activities and teach children how things grow, or just learn about animals and smaller insects or bugs in your garden vicinity. Making it educational means that you are taking advantage of the tools you have around you while also having some fun outside.
Finally, what could be more fun than playing sport outside? Whether you fix a basketball hoop to your house, get the soccer ball out, or play a bit of soft ball or tennis, there can be so many things relevant to sport that you can do outside with your children. It can keep them occupied, teach them rules and sportsmanship as well as being a great way to keep fitness levels up.
I hope that these tips help you when it comes to figuring out activities for your little one this spring.