Kids should be physically active as it is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. For them to be active, there are several play activities both indoors and outdoors. Outdoor play helps to build your child’s core muscles as well as refine small motor skills.
In order to get your kids to play outside, you need to inspire them with some fun outdoor activities.
Following are some fun outdoor activities for your kids:
This outdoor activity never gets old! Just take your kids outside, along with a chalk and a small object. This game can be played with multiple people too. This activity is a fun way to get your kid moving and grooving.
With this activity, you can target all kinds of skills like running, hopping and crawling. Set up an obstacle course in the middle of your yard. Have your child run around a bush, throw balls in a bucket or even have them carry a water bucket from one spot to another spot.
You can also let your kids be creative and help you set up the course.
Hula hoops are a fun way to strengthen muscles, burn calories, and improve coordination. You can play different games with the hula hoops, like challenging your kids to get the hula hoop spinning around their waist and see who can keep it going the longest. You can also have your kids use sticks to roll upright hoops along the ground and race to the finish line.
Hide N’ seek
Hide N Seek is one of those games that never gets old. This game can be played both outside as well as inside and is equally enjoyable no matter played where. Playing this game helps in building your child’s problem-solving and social skills.
Treasure hunting is not only an exciting game for your child, but it is also great for sensory stimulation. This game exposes your child to different sensory items that he can explore by touching, smelling and seeing. You can have a treasure hunt in a nearby park or even your backyard. Just hand your kids a list of treasures to find and set them free.
Take your kids to the playground which provides countless activities. Your children can ride scooters or tricycles. They can also play tag with their friends. Or your children can simply enjoy the swings, slides or monkey bars.
Backyard sports like baseball, soccer or cricket is a fun way to keep your kids entertained. These games provide a great opportunity for the whole family to spend a good time together.
Water play involves using toys, buckets and containers which your child can scoop, splash or pour with the aforementioned tools. You can also fill a bunch of water balloons and put them in a plastic tub and have a water balloon fight with your kids and their friends.