Spring is approaching, and soon your children will be spending much more time outside. Getting out in the garden is one of life’s little pleasures, and it is likely that you have already got a few outdoor games for your kids.
However, children can quickly get tired of their games – as you probably already know!
If you can relate to this, don’t worry. There are lots of good outdoor games that your kids can enjoy together or alone. Here are five great outdoor games for kids.
Give your kids a plastic container each and send them off on a bug hunt around the garden. See how many bugs each child can find, and then test them to see if they can name the bugs that they found. This is a quiet, relaxing activity that gives your kids the chance to experience nature.
According to Decoded Parenting, this is a great way for your children to learn more about insects and how they live.
Fill Up is another simple outdoors game that only requires a plastic container. Give each child a plastic container (if you don’t have a plastic container, you can use an empty yoghurt pot or a plastic bottle with the top cut off) and see how long it takes them to fill the bottle with things that they found outside.
If you have a few children who want to play, divide the children into teams.
Invest in some paving-slab chalks for your children to play with in the garden. Assign a paving slab to each child and ask them to create a beautiful picture. This is a great way to embrace your child’s creativity, and the chalks wash off easily.
Hunt for Treasure as Pirates
If you have a wooden climbing frame, you can pretend that it is a pirate ship for your children. You can even hide treasure around the garden for them to hunt for.
If you want to buy a climbing frame, you can find wooden climbing frames from companies such as http://www.niclimbingframes.com/climbing-frames.
If it is a dry day, you can fill up a bucket of water for your kids to paint on dry surfaces with. Ask them to see if they can paint a flower before the water dries.