Spring is the best season; there is no doubt about that. The air is getting warmer, and the kids are ready to burn off the energy that they have been storing up all winter. Most kids love to get outside and feel the fresh air. They are desperate to get into the garden and play. There are some fantastic games that you and the children can enjoy this spring. It’s all about unleashing their creative and active personalities.
Chalking on the Patio
If you have a large patio area, your kids will adore chalking on the pavement. This can be an excellent way to create beautiful art, get messy and have some fun in the great outdoors too. You can pick up a cheap tub of outdoor chalks and make sure that the kids get plenty of fresh air. You can draw hopscotch’s and vivid pictures. After all, what could be better than having your kids artwork proudly displayed on the pavement?
Swing Ball Sets
Did you know that there has been a rise in more people opting for nostalgia-based games? According to research by Totally Swing Sets, there has been a significant increase in parents buying these kinds of games. Let’s face it, we had a blast with our parents playing swing ball when were kids! These are great games for your kids as it encourages teamwork and exercise. It’s vital that we get our children moving, and these kinds of old-school games are the best way to do it.
If you have smaller children, you may need to guide their outdoor activities more than you would with older kids. So, why not create a treasure hunt in your back garden? You can make a cool pirate map and decorate it for the kids. Give them clues where treats and sweets will be hiding. Get them to solve riddles, or complete an obstacle course so that they ‘earn’ their treats. It will keep them active and giggly all spring long, but it’s great for family bonding too.
Backyard Nature Trails
Your garden is a wonderland for nature! Create a bingo sheet of animals that can be spotted in your own backyard. Collect pine cones, leaves and petals to create beautiful collages. You can even complete the drawing and painting tasks in your backyard. It’s a fun way to teach kids more about the local wildlife. What’s more, they will love collecting the cones and flowers to make their collages too.
Camping in the Yard
Camping is a great way to making sure that your kids get back to basics. Of course, finding the time to go camping can be difficult between work and school. So, why not opt for a backyard camping adventure on a Saturday night? You can choose snacks and tell stories around a camp fire. It’s the perfect way to bond as a family.
Having fun with the kids this spring need not be expensive. All you need is an active imagination. It’s the best way to spend some quality down time together as a family unit. What could be better than that?