It is important for children to remain active and enjoy various activities outdoors rather than at home. There are a number of fun things to do outside depending on what your children enjoy doing and their general activity level.
For example, for children who are more active and like to move around, you can play simple sports games. For children who love group activities, you can play games which involve two or more teams. For children who just want to enjoy the natural environment calmly, then more relaxing activities would be suitable.
Some outdoor sports games that children love include soccer, ball tossing, and running. Soccer will enable children to kick the ball with their legs and that will train their leg muscles. It is important for children to have a balanced workout in both their arms and legs. With ball tossing, children will learn better hand-eye coordination and also train their arm muscles. Various rules can also be incorporated into soccer and ball tossing such that the children will have enough variations to keep them excited. For instance, soccer can involve manoeuvring the ball around cones and ball tossing can be turned into basketball.
Running is also a fun outdoor activity for children because it is a very free activity. There are no rules and children just get to run as enjoy the wind on their face. Running games can be added such as short races, small obstacle courses, and tag.
Developing cooperation and teamwork skills is also a vital part of children growing up and those skills can be learned in some outdoor group activities. For instance, you can play group games such as Pictionary, Twenty Questions, and singing and dancing. These can train mental thinking skills while in an outdoor setting and enhance teamwork. In Pictionary and Twenty Questions, children will have a chance to discuss and interact with each other in small groups to guess the answer to the question.
Singing and dancing are other fun activities that many children enjoy because music and moving around is a combination that excites them. You can play some popular Disney music or cartoon theme songs which all the children are familiar with.
Finally, some relaxing activities such as blowing bubbles, reading books, and cloud-gazing are other ways to enjoy the outdoors with children. They are entertaining and creative options for children who are tired from doing the activities above or for children who just want to like calmness and quietness. You can be creative in imagining what the bubbles blown look like and what the clouds in the sky are like.
It is fascinating to see what your children’s minds are thinking. With all these ideas on fun outdoor activities for children, you will be sure to find something to entertain children of all ages. Many variations can be created with the above ideas, so there will always be new and innovative games.