It’s so important for kids to spend lots of time outdoors in the fresh air, moving their bodies, strengthening their muscles, developing gross motor skills and connecting with nature. Here’s a short list of some of our favourite outdoor play ideas to get those bodies moving!
Turn on the sprinkler!
Place a kiddy pool or rubber raft at the bottom of your slide!
Squirt some paint on a sheet of cardboard, turn on the music and dance!
Find some stuff to climb!
Gather up some loose parts and make an obstacle course!
make a snow slide!
Fill a bucket with water, give the kids some sponges or “splat balls”, and have a water-fight!
Make some rain-sticks or ribbon-wands and go for a run!
Rake up a fall maze or labyrinth!
On a rainy day, bring the radio out to a sheltered area and dance!
Find a hill for climbing up and rolling down. The Hooligans can do this for-ever!
Head to the beach and throw stones!
It doesn’t have to be fancy for the kids to have a blast! You provide the room to run, and they’ll provide the energy! Now, GO!