Check out this post I wrote and then head on over to enter this AMAZING contest!
I love this time of year. The birds are chirping, the sun is shining and our whole family is excited to get outside after a long cold Canadian winter.
Our family enjoys many inexpensive outdoor activities. Here are some of our favorites.
Children love to explore. A simple walking trail can provide an afternoon of fun for the whole family. The girls look for interesting insects or wild flowers. They have moments where they are silent as they try to hear the different birds, insects or just the wind rustling the leaves. The next moment they are running and laughing and tickling each other on the ground. Holding hands with my husband walking just behind our little girls provides time for us to connect too.
Sunday afternoons are a great time to pack up some sandwiches and fruit and head to a park or even our own backyard. We set out a picnic blanket, eat our food and then have fun playing together. We play tag, fly a kit or just lay down and look at the clouds. From big whales to bicycles, we see many fun shapes and make up some fun stories to go with the images the clouds provide.
We are fortunate that our community has an outdoor splash park. Every weekday morning it is open to the public for a few hours free of charge. Since daddy is working I like to take the girls as soon as it opens. There are usually few people there at that time and starting out the day with an hour of fun sets the mood for a great day for everyone.
Sand, bubbles, a ball and skipping rope. These inexpensive items can prove to be a lot fun. One of our favorite activities is drawing a town with chalk on our cement driveway. We draw roads, houses, a church, firehall and so much more. How many jumps does it take to get from the school to the grocery store? How many baby footsteps from the park to the neighbors house? Who knew playing could be so entertaining?
Since our family lives in mosquito infested country, we always pack along OFF to keep our outdoor adventures as pleasurable as possible.
What are some of your favorite outdoor activities this time of year?
Jody is a happily married mom of 2 little girls. She is the founder & editor of the award winning Canadian blog Mommy Moment.
Disclosure: mommymoment.ca was provided with product from OFF in exchange for this post. The opinions given are that of the Mommy Moment writer and may differ from others but were not influenced by the company or the free product provided.