Restless kids fidgeting on the couch, the clock ticking slower than usual, and you’re fresh out of ideas for things to do – outdoor activity. You don’t need a fancy building set for this give your them a nice surprise preparing games & activities in your backyard. They’re easy to make and will make your little ones not want to come home from the outdoors. 😉
An uncomplicated arcade game. You can make pins out of cans, bottles filled with water colored in different colors or chip tubes.
#2 Water Balloons
Perfect fun during hot days. Fill the balloons with water and hang them on the tree. Breaking them is a lot of fun.
If your kids love to do artwork, then make an open-air painting studio for them.
A sheet, clear plastic wrap, or bubble wrap that you can wrap around the tree trunk will work well as a canvas.
#4 Basketball Throw
Another interesting dexterity game that involves throwing a ball into a basket. The role of the container can also be played by buckets, bowls or pots.
#5 Balance Exercise
Everyone would like to learn how to walk a tightrope 😉 Attach taut ropes to two trees, and use one to make something like a belay.
#6 A River in the Garden
You can make a river in your backyard by yourself. A simple aluminum foil or an old gutter will be perfect for this. Children can launch ships on it and play pirates 😉 .
#7 Water Pistols
Children love water guns. Make a tower out of plastic cups that they can shoot at freely.
Ringo is easy to make by hand. Make circles out of paper plates. When playing, toss them onto a stick stuck in the ground or a stand that is a paper towel tube.
#9 Plastic to Play with
Make a toy out of a plastic bottle, string and a large bead to practice balance & reflexes.
#10 Traditional tic-tac-toe
The well-liked and popular game of tic-tac-toe can have its own outdoor version. All you need is a piece of wood, stones and paint.
#11 In the World of Soap Bubbles
You don’t have to buy soap bubbles at the store. You can make them out of water and dishwashing liquid. However, straws or a piece of plastic bottle will come in handy as a tool for blowing them.
#12 Obstacle Course
Use hula-hoop wheels to make an obstacle course hanging in the air.
#13 Footprints on the Sidewalk
Cut out mystery footprints from foam sheets. Glue them to your child’s flip flops and be sure to paint them with paint. Your toddler will be able to play tracker 😉 .
You can make stilts for kids out of tinsel and string.
#15 Jenga Like Game with Balls
You will need some more objects (net, sticks, balls) to make this game. However, this game will get the whole family involved.
Which idea did you enjoy most?