Wednesday, June 5, 2013

{Kid's Co-Op} Great Outdoors Month: Activities to Inspire You To Get Outside...Plus, a Bonus Baby Activity

Over the weekend, we limited outdoor play (not going outside at all on Sunday) because of poor air quality (actually air was unhealthy) related to a wildfire in our area. Luckily, the fire has moved Northeast of us, so our air is fine now, though my thoughts remain with those who lost their homes and to the emergency response workers who are still in harm's way as the fire is not yet even 30% contained. For my boys, outdoor play is their favorite way to play, so I am sharing these Outdoor Play ideas from The Kid's Co-Op last week to encourage you to join us in celebrating Great Outdoors Month and making outdoor play part of your summer routine! 

Wild Thing wants to make some Summertime Binoculars like JDaniel4's Mom shared, and I loved this post from Connecting Family and Seoul about Mindful Parenting and Afternoon Walks. (We are making Morning Walks a staple part of our summer routine, since in the afternoon, Caterpillar often naps and it can be quite hot here). 

Plus, Fantastic Fun and Learning shared 50+ Water Balloon Play Ideas (great fun for hot days!) and Scavenger Hunts for Kids (I am currently planning one for my little guys). Learn with Play at Home shared ideas for keeping kids active and engaging them in gross motor activities with many of the activities being perfect for outdoor play -- I also like that she has ideas for active indoor play on those days when it is too hot (or a fire drives us inside!) For more Outdoor Play ideas, check out this Take It Outside Pinterest Board.

Finally, I had to share Mystery Sensory Bags for Baby from House of Burke because I thought the activity was just too cute! (An outdoor spin would be to do a mystery sensory bag at the beach.) For more Baby Play ideas, check out our Baby Play Series featuring simple ideas for baby play using items you have at home where I also share two great Pinterest Boards for Baby Play!

Shared at: After School Link Up Party and It's Playtime!

1 comment:

  1. Great collection of outdoor ideas.

    I would love it if you would link up on our Artsy Play Wednesday kids' craft linky.