There’s something incredible about spending time together as a family outside! Household chores are out of sight, as are other distractions. For some reason, my kids very rarely fight outside.
Which is exactly why, when we were looking for a house, we picked on based on the yard instead of the actual house! I adore our stunning yard, and it makes for wonderful family time. Here are springtime activities my kids love:
- Looking for signs of spring
- Playing with rocks
- Painting with homemade sidewalk paint
- Using a magnifying glass to bring the yard to life
- Building fairy villages
- Finding caterpillars
- Learning about animals
- Learning about plants
- Collecting leaves, twigs, and other items to craft with
- Playing in the rain with rain boots and umbrellas, and playing in puddles after rainstorms
- Snowball fights and building snowmen and snow forts in the wintertime
I’ve learned, though, that my kids don’t really care what we are doing, so long as the entire family is doing it together! They will walk around the neighborhood, read on a blanket in the yard, swing, or run around in circles – loving every minute!
What do you love to do outside as a family?
This post is sponsored by Together Counts, a campaign to get more families eating and getting active together. Together Counts brings together over 195 retailers, food and beverage manufacturers, restaurants, sporting goods and insurance companies, trade associations and NGOs, and professional sports organizations. Visit the Together Counts website for more information!
Together Counts is celebrating their first anniversary with a sweepstakes on their facebook page (prizes include gift cards, George Foreman Grills and a membership to Anytime Fitness). You can also find them on twitter and pinterest. Join their twitter party this Tuesday (4/3) from 8-9 PM EST – be sure to RSVP here to participate and win prizes including $50 same-as-cash gift cards!