Here are 35 Activities you can do outside with your kids!
35 SPRING ACTIVITIES TO DO AT HOME
1) TWIG ORNAMENTS
2) GLOW STICKS DANCE PARTY
Go to the Dollarstore and buy some fun glow sticks, turn off the lights, and blast some music!
3) NATURE JOURNAL
Give your kids a journal or paper and have them draw what they see, smell and hear.
4) HAVE A PICNIC
Whether you are at the park or in your backyard, pack a picnic lunch and put down a blanket for some quality outdoor time.
5) GLOW IN THE DARK BOWLING
6) OUTDOOR YOGA
Bust out some mats or towels and pop on a YouTube video to do some kids yoga. Here is a great YouTube channel for this:
7) BALLOON POP ROCKS EXPERIMENT
Do the Balloon Fizz Science Experiment
8) MOCK CAMPING TRIP
Make a mock camping trip
Use a play tent, sleeping bags or blankets, and flash lights. You can eat dinner in your tent and sing camp songs.
9) MAKE RAIN ART
You will need a rainy day for this one. Buy the dried water colour paints and crush them over paper or a canvas. Leave it outside in the rain. Wait for your painting to dry.
10) MAKE A SUN CATCHER
11) WINDOW PAINTING
12) MAKE ICE CREAM IN A BAG
13) SHAVING CREAM RAINBOW ART
14) NIGHT EGG HUNT
Reuse your Easter eggs and put glow lights or electric tea lights inside. Hide them around the yard and have your kids find them.
15) PUFFY PAINT ICECREAM ART
16) MARKER RECYCLING PAINT CRAFT
17) MAKE A SCAVENGER HUNT
18) FLOWER POT CRAFT
19) MAKE A VIDEO
Bust out your cell phone or ipad, get your children to make a play.
Have them practice it a bunch of times. Find or make some costumes and have them perform their play on the video.
You can put it on the computer for them to watch.
20) NATURE ART
Let your kids run around your front or back yard and collect items in nature (ie. leaves, sticks, rocks, flowers)/
Give them bristol board and glue and have them make abstract art using their findings.
21) BALLOON VOLLEYBALL
Make a net by using a jump rope and a balloon for the volleyball. Score 21 to win.
22) RELAY RACES
You can create some games to play:
* Potato Sack Races (using garbage bags or pillow cases)
* 3 Legged Race using Socks or Shoe Laces
* Spoon Race (holding a ping pong ball or egg)
23) MAKE SAND BUCKET MINIONS
24) FLASHLIGHT TAG
When it gets dark, give your children a flashlight and have them run around in the backyard for a game of tag hide and seek.
25) MAKE A PET ROCK
Pick a rock outside. Let the kids paint them, decorate them
26) CREATE A SPRING BUCKET LIST
Do this with your kids. Write down ideas of things to do on this list or even simple things like skate boarding or bike riding on popsicle stick or a piece of paper. Place them in a bucket or cup. When the kids are bored, have them pick out an activity from the bucket.
27) FRISBEE TIC TAC TOE
Go to the dollar store and buy a cheap tarp or shower curtain. Using coloured duct tape or a permanent marker, make a tic tac toe grid.
Cut out X’s and O’s out of paper and mark them if your frisbee lands on the grid.
28) MAKE BOATS
Make boats out of different materials and float them in a pond.
29) PARK SCAVENGER HUNT
Get the print out here
30) DIRT PUDDING CUPS
31) OUTDOOR SKETCHING SCAVENGER HUNT
32) SIDEWALK PUFFY PAINT
33) BIRD WATCHING WITH BINOCULARS
34) OUTDOOR GAMES
35) EXPLODING BAGS EXPERIMENT
This one is messy but a lot of fun!