Nothing beats fresh air and running about outdoors for healthy, happy kids. If you need some ideas for fun activities for your child, then we have a great list of 20 ideas for fun outdoor activities for kids, with a handy free download too!
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Getting my girls out and about always was more fun if we had a focus for our time outdoors. We would come up with ideas for games to play or things to hunt for.
Sometimes it was bird spotting and finding feathers, other times we had fun with trees – climbing them, measuring them, doing leaf rubbings and picking up pine cones.
We hope you enjoy our fun list of things for kids to do outdoors, and you can download it for free in PDF format as well.
20 Fun Outdoor Activities For Kids
- Fly a kite
- Run down a hill being an aeroplane
- Climb a tree
- Play hopscotch
- Go on a bug hunt
- Find as many different leaves as you can
- Try a nature scavenger hunt
- Measure a tree
- Do bark or leaf rubbings
- Look for animal evidence, e.g. tracks, feathers
- Roll down a really big hill
- Splash in a puddle
- Make a daisy chain
- Make a grass whistle
- Find a butterfly or caterpillar
- Ride your bicycle or scooter
- Pick up some pine cones
- Find 5 different species of tree
- Find a nut or a seed
- Start a rock collection
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