Thursday, May 30, 2013

Enjoy Nature with these Outdoor Activities for Kids

Outdoor Activities for Kids 

Spring is finally here.

Which is a good thing considering it’s almost Summer.

No matter, we’re embracing the good weather and enjoying every last minute of it.

In doing so, we’ve come up with some creative outdoor activities for kids that incorporate more of nature in their everyday play. No more swing sets or tricycles for these guys.

The best part, they require minimal materials, don’t cost any money and they all come naturally to three-year olds.

Win, win, win!

  1. Have them pick all the “grey” dandelions (and we all know how much I love dandelions) and blow the seeds all over the property,
  2. Have them let every single mosquito inside the house and then run around trying to kill them,
  3. Have them track mud throughout the house and then vacuum it up,
  4. Have them help you weed by pulling out all the plants and then replant them again,
  5. Let them bathe in the moldy and bacteria infested water table,
  6. Determine whether yellow weeds or green weeds taste better.

Note that just in case you can’t tell, this is a humourous post and I am being sarcastic. I do not recommend that you actually do any of these activities with your children. All or some may result in 3,456,234 more hours of dandelion picking, excessive mosquito bites, carpet cleaning bills, scurvy during the winter, and colds.

What Activities Have Your Kids Been Doing?

15 thoughts on “Enjoy Nature with these Outdoor Activities for Kids

  1. Sofia @ From PDX with Love

    Love it!! I already get muddy trails on my carpets, so I'll have to pass on that one!! So, what have we been up to? Besides being sick? Well, it is still raining in town so we go to the park whenever we get a chance to do so….or the boys go outside and jump on the puddles while it rains (hence the muddy trails on my carpet). 🙂

  2. Margo McCann

    As a mom, I got a had a good laugh reading this! I can relate, not only are my kids like this but my husband too. He loves the outdoors and loves bringing it back into my house. Just last weekend he went white water rafting and my home had more mud and rocks than the river when he came home! Thanks for the laughs!

  3. Lisa Thornbury

    I can't stand mosquitoes. They are drawn to me like moths to a flame. Also, I detest moths. They're like teeny little bats…which, I now EAT dreaded mosquitos so I should like them. But I don't. Nature is creepy. 😉

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