Summer time is just around the corner for us in Canada. I know for many of you summer is already in full swing! What better time to get those kids outside.
While of course a great activity for outside is, well — going outside; sometimes we all need a little inspiration. When those little monkeys decide they have had enough of the outdoors, these 15 activities might spark some creativity and keep them having fun in the sun!
We spend hours outside in our garden during the summer. Digging, weeding, planting. A great way to get the little ones outside. This year we made this neat snap pea trellis fort. With any luck the kids will have a special shady snack spot in just a few weeks!
Explore the 5 senses with these neat nature walk ideas. One for each of the senses, that is a whole week of fun!
Create a simple stick horse and gallop off into the sunset.
These awesome Hula Hoop Tunnels are great for toddlers to run and ride through, or for bigger kids to kick and throw balls through.
What about starting a business? My daughter, much like her Mama, enjoys doing his each and every summer in one way or another.
Create gorgeous and complicated, or pretty and simple Pebble Art. This could just be outside in the grass or glued on card stock to treasure for years to come.
Make a super cool fort or tent from sticks! This one is super easy using “THE knot”.
Break out the paint and enhance the natural beauty all around you.
If the painting was a hit, perhaps you could make this super simple, practically free outdoor art easel for days of fun!
These nature chains are hours of fun!
A little bit of tape and you have the perfect nature belt (or bracelet!)
Create a gorgeous wind-spinner to watch dance in the wind all summer long.
Suppose to be a super hot day tomorrow? Pop one of these in the freezer right now to save the play (I mean day) tomorrow.
Is the trampoline a little lonely? If so, be sure to try one of these 8 awesome trampoline games.
These nature portraits take mirror play to a whole new level. Awesome for the whole family to take part in.
Summer childhood memories are some of the sweetest ones I have. And they are almost all outdoor memories. I am committed to giving my children the same.
Sprinklers, bike rides, swings, accompanied by a few ideas above when inspiration is needed, and our summer is set.
Hope you are having a lovely sunny day!
Thank you for reading!