Adults and kiddos – we’re really not all that different. In the same way that we sometimes go a little crazy being cooped up in an office with the sunshine and warmth just outside our window, kids can also feel a little nutty in the house, despite all of their toys
Once the warmer seasons hit, the best way a family can spend time together is outdoors. Even those of us who live in bustling metropolitan cities have probably uncovered an excellent acre of green space somewhere, whether it’s a sprawling city park or a lovely reservoir nearby.
Ah, but how to have the most fun when you’re there? Check out the creative ideas that some of our Influencers came up with!
Sticky Nature Frame is such an easy activity that kids love! Simply take some packing tape (the super strong and sticky kind) and make a square or rectangle out of it with the sticky side facing up. Tape your sticky tape square to a flat surface (side of house, garage door, window, etc.) with the sticky side facing out. Let the kids collect nature items (grass, leaves, small twigs, rocks) and place them on the sticky surface. Kids love this simple activity and being able to see all their treasures placed on the sticky surface.” – Amber, Mommy Gone Healthy
Tell the kids ahead of time how long you’ll be staying. Telling the kids it is time to go home is the worst part of a day at the park. Kids are so smart, give them the amount of time they will be able to play and make sure you give a countdown warning of when it is getting close to having to head home. This will, hopefully, help not have any meltdowns. – Censie, Building Our Story