It’s holiday time again so I have come up with some simple awesome holiday outside fun ideas to keep the kids away from computer games, DVD’S and get them outside in the last of the summer weather.
Frisbees are one of the best sorts of out door entertainment for kids. A simple frisbee can create hours of fun as long as you create a little competition. It is also a great way of getting them to excersise, and all ages can play.
As the weather looks set to stay fine take the kids on a nature walk. Let them experience life outside of your own garden or yard and get out there among all things natural. Planning is always a good idea, so check out local nature reserves or walks by the beach and along the coast. Be realistic how far your kids can walk as toddlers obviously can’t walk as far as infants.
Try to take them somewhere they haven’t been before and collect, stones and shells for them to paint later at home. Make a note of your local bird variety and try and spot them. Most of all take photo’s and make a collage so the kids can relive their experience and maybe show it to their teacher.
Easter wouldn’t be complete with out a treasure hunt…a tip here is to maybe use box’s of smarties or well wrapped up lollies. Depending on the kids age hide them in the local park or if you have generous space at home then do it at home. This is also a great way for getting neighbourhood kids together and a good soutce of communication. The games is not over till the last one is found. Of course you must give them a few clues with directions, another good learning source.
Finally weather permitting head to the beach with bats and balls. Start up a round robin to find a winner. Don’t forget to take that all important picnic where ever you go and of course an easter egg for any winners. After a fun time outside your kids are sure to have a good nights sleep and so will you.
Happy Easter from us all at Kidsoft!