Outdoor Play Suggestions
Ideally, outdoor play is free and unstructured. Kids are climbing, running, talking to one another freely. For kids who need a starting point, we offer a few suggestions on how to get them outside:
Scavenger Hunt! Use this link to create a list of items your kids can search for on a scavenger hunt.
Sidewalk Chalk Art: Chalk up a beautiful drawing or hopscotch. Use the link for creative inspiration, or create your own. Take pictures!
Shape Hunt: Look for shapes in the clouds and use those shapes to tell stories about how they got there.
Journal like Lewis and Clark: Draw pictures and take notes on the weather, plants, and animals that you see in your backyard.
Build a Fairy House: Using only items from nature, design and build a house fit for fairies. Add things like tables, swings, and fireplaces.