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Outside fun for kids

Kids have so much energy and are always looking for something to do. They need to have plenty of activities to keep them busy. This keeps them out of trouble and is also a crucial part of development like going to Farmart Centre.

Part of this involves playing outside. Kids need fresh air and a place to run around. They have such great imaginations and will make a game out of almost anything. Sticks, rocks and even dirt can be toys to kids but it’s important to have some type of activity for kids to do outside.

A swing set or a sandbox can provide an hour or two of fun. A kids imagination can run wild while building a sandcastle and a swing set will provide thrilling entertainment as well as exercise.

In the Summer, a small pool or a sprinkler is great way to cool off and have fun. Splashing around and playing with pool toys are exciting for little ones. Be sure to supervise kids at all times around any amount of water.

Tricycles and bikes are a great outdoor activities for kids too. It’s great exercise and a learning experience too. It may take a small child a while to get the hang of this first. Start with training wheels and be sure to have a helmet as well.

Some kids like to play ball. Basketball, soccer, football and baseball are all sports that are appealing to many kids. You can purchase a basketball hoop and ball if you have a good place for it, such as a driveway. If you have a pretty big yard you could purchase a soccer goal and ball. Kids will have fun playing these games right at home, especially when friends can come play too!

However, even with all of these ideas you may need more “out of the box” ideas because your kids get bored easily or need something new to do. Try getting creative with a water balloon fight, a game of tag, jumping rope or hide and seek.

Do an outside twister game or hopscotch. You made be able to use spray paint and stencils on the lawn to create these games right on the grass.

Do a paint project outside and it keeps the mess from getting all over inside the house.

Kids really don’t need much to entertain them. They are entertained quite easily. Toys are nice but they don’t need so many. They will still have fun with just a few things and their imagination!