8 simple outdoor activities for toddlers and preschoolers to play in your own backyard!
Much of our time is spent outdoors and quite often we make our fun with items found in nature. These items allow for open-ended, creative play. Imaginations flourish and memories are made!
Here are 8 very simple outdoor activities for toddlers and preschoolers to have fun with!
Using a craft stick to file a piece of sidewalk chalk: lots of fun can be had with the colourful chalk dust!
Sidewalk chalk isn’t just for sidewalks! Kids love decorating rocks with it too!
Pinecones are also fun to decorate with sidewalk chalk!
Decorating tree trunks and roots is also fun to do with sidewalk chalk!
Rocks painted with x’s and o’s and a tic-tac-toe board drawn with chalk on an old patio table.
Create a fairy garden in an old planting pot. Soil, succulents, stones and tiny figurines. So enchanting!
Create a small water-world in a shallow pan with some plastic animals, water and stones.
Mix up some “garden soup”! Kids will have a great time snipping flowers and leaves from the garden into a bowl of water!
Give some of these simple outdoor activities with your hooligans! And let us know if you come up with any that you think we’d like to try!
Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. In 1997, Jackie stepped out of the corporate world to start a family and to open her own home daycare. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.