Finding things to do for your kids during the spring is not nearly as tough as it is in most seasons. The weather is generally cooperative and the kids are feeling good about the upcoming summer season. Still, it helps to have some go-to games for them to enjoy when the days grow long on spring break. Below are a few ideas to keep them hopping and having a good time.
Outdoor Spring Activities for Kids
The best thing about scavenger hunts is that they can be different every single time. All you have to do is alter the theme or the items to make it a whole new ballgame. You can also control how long they take by adjusting the difficulty levels. The whole idea is to send kids looking for clues, prizes or items all throughout the yard, neighborhood or city depending on their age. If they are old enough you can literally send them all over town. Generally you will confine it to the yard for the youngsters. Whomever finds the most (or all) items will win a prize of your choosing.
Why not set up a little obstacle course in your back yard? Kids love to challenge themselves when it comes to things like this. Set up several stops where they have to perform certain exercises or fun activities. This will keep them moving, get them some exercise and pass the time as well. You can make this as involved or simple as necessary to keep them engaged.
Mud Pie Bake Off
When was the last time you made a mud pie? Grab some empty pie containers and send your kids off to get nice and dirty. The only rules are that they use the mud and decorations from the yard. Have them make a mud pie to be proud of and have a nice little prize for the kid that does the best one. All “ingredients” must be organic and natural.
Sidewalk Chalk Drawing Contest
Whomever created sidewalk chalk should get a huge award from parents everywhere. Get a few boxes of chalk and a safe area to draw and you have an entire afternoon of spring freedom. To have a contest, give them some kind of theme to do. Block off a specific area for each kid and let them do their thing. You might be surprised at the abilities in the end and should have some awards ready to make it special.
Outdoor spring games are really all about finding a way to get your kids moving and thinking. If you can find ways to accomplish both things in one game then you are ahead of the game. Enjoy these games or get started on some of your own this spring!
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