Now that the weather is finally warming up, the outdoors are calling. While some children can’t wait to get outside, for others it may take a little convincing. In part one of our series, we gave you a few ideas of some activities that will get your child outside. In this next part, we will continue with a few more activities that may entice even the most resistant of kids.
At Today’s Life Schools & Childcare, we strive to help promote early childhood development by providing children with the chance to engage with their environment and try new things. All of our teachers have a passion for education, and they work hard to create curriculums that will help your child grow. Whether your child is an infant or preparing for kindergarten, at Today’s Life Schools & Childcare, we have programs that cater to all levels. If you would like to learn more about our childcare services, contact us to schedule a meeting. In the meantime, continue reading below for fun activities that your child can do outside.
Build A Fort Outside
Does your child love to spend hours creating the perfect fort out of pillow and blankets? If the answer is yes, why not take your kiddo’s favorite activity outdoors? Give your child the challenge of finding things outside to make a fort. You can provide him or her with a few essentials like some rope and a tarp or blanket that you don’t mind getting dirty. The best part about using materials outside is that instead of taking it down at the end of the day, you can leave it up overnight! Your child will love spending hours building the perfect fort and using his or her imagination. Once the fort is complete, you and your kiddo can spend time playing castle or restaurant, or some other creative game.
Speaking of games, scavenger hunts or treasure hunts are perfect games that you can play outside! You can hide your child’s toys, fake gold coins, or even secret clues for your child to find all over the yard. If you’re really feeling adventurous, you can offer to play along and create clues that will take you to other places away from your home, such as a nearby park, or make it a playdate that takes you to your child’s friend’s house. When it comes to scavenger or treasure hunts, the sky’s the limit! No matter how elaborate or simple you make the game, there’s no question that your child will have a blast.
Use Sidewalk Chalk
If you want to help your kid be creative and use his or her imagination, give them a piece of sidewalk chalk and let them go to town! Chalk is great because it will wash away with water, leaving you with a fresh canvas. Children spend a lot of time drawing pictures, but they will enjoy the chance to draw on the sidewalk or driveway as opposed to a normal piece of paper.
At Today’s Life Schools & Childcare, promoting early childhood development in your kiddo is a large part of what we do. We create curriculums that are designed to help your child learn, while also catering to their need to move around and explore. Learn more about the programs we offer, and be sure to contact Today’s Life Schools & Childcare today!