As summer days start to come to a close and the school year starts up, what better thing to do than have fun in the sun? Turn off that TV and head outside to play! The best part is that you do not have to leave the comfort of your home! You can have fun in the sun right in your backyard!
Here are some fantastic outdoor games and activities you can do in your backyard to keep you and your family entertained. We can guarantee you will not hear the statement “I’m bored.”
Have a scavenger hunt. Your family can play this game individually, with friends or in teams. Give each participate a list of items to find in nature such as foods that birds eat, types of flowers, types of insects or rocks. Have your family make pictures of what they find on the scavenger hunt. Tally up how many things everyone checked off the list.
Have fun with colored chalk. Keep an inexpensive box of colored chalk in your home. Allow your children to draw pictures on the sidewalk or driveway. Allow them to draw up their game board for Tic Tac Toe or hopscotch. Hopscotch only needs eight squares. Toss an object in the squares and then hop over it with one foot!
Have a bug race. Allow the family to spot insects without picking them up for about five minutes. Once the five minutes are over, let the family sketch out the insects. Make homemade frames to put the sketches in to cherish for years to come.
Host a mini Olympics. You can get everyone to compete in obstacle courses, water balloon tosses, and jumping competitions. Make sure to finish the fun with an awards ceremony where everyone is honored for his or her participation. You can buy fabulous medals at the local dollar store or make your own medals using construction paper, strings and colored pencils!
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