Do your kids have a hard time thinking of things to do? Make an outdoor activity jar! Purchase some blank Popsicle sticks from your local craft store. Then write a different outdoor activity on each stick. When your children can’t decide what to do next, have them draw out a stick and head outside! 

Remember: as your writing down the activities, be sure they are easy to act on. They can even be activities that the whole family does together. Some ideas could be:

  1. Go for a short bike ride 
  2. Go the the park for 15 minutes
  3. Pick a wildflower bouquet
  4. Draw on the sidewalk with chalk
  5. Collect 10 different kinds of leaves
  6. Gather twigs and rocks for pebble art 
  7. Find 5 different shapes in the clouds. 
  8. Fill up a page in your nature journal

The list is endless! 

 

Photo by greenfinger

Written by Samantha Bell