Weekends are supposed to be all about some quality time with family and fun filled activities. Staying inside your home can get super boring for the kids and yourself. Therefore, make sure you step outside and take a breath in fresh air. There are so many activities you can do outdoors but when it comes to family, it means something special and something appeals the taste of all the family members. Particularly, doing those outdoor activities that have positive impact on body and mind’s health can benefit you and your kids while you are just having fun. You must be wondering which ones I am I am taking about exactly.
Therefore, here is some fun filled yet healthy ideas for outdoor activities that you can do this weekend with your family and make it the best one you have ever had:
If you love hiking, taking your kids on hiking too in the same old way will not keep their interest build too long. They will soon be bored and tired, not knowing why they are doing what they are doing. Therefore, think with the perspective of kids and make arrangements that will develop the interest of the kids. Make tons of snacks to munch on the way. Involve the kids by asking for hiking ideas. When hiking, keep your pace slow so that your kids do not have to run after you. Play fun games like treasure hunt to keep an upbeat atmosphere.
This way, the kids would love to hike with you again. Hiking is a great exercise that strengthens the muscles and promotes cardiovascular fitness. It also relaxes the mind and makes a perfect time to stop and meditate a little too.
Pack Lunch and Go to The Park:
Do you have some park somewhere around the town? I am sure there is. So, what are you waiting for? Having lunch on a weekend at home can only make everything even more boring. Therefore, pack the lunch in a basket. Ask your kids to get their sports stuff and head out to the park. Enjoy the sun and a good jog while your kids play around and make friends. Set a place to have a nice casual lunch sitting on the grass in the end.
Enjoy the Sprinklers While Watering the Grass:
It is not necessary to take your kids to a fancy swimming pool even on the weekends as it does not excite them as it would if you are watering the grass in the garden and call them out to play in the sprinklers. Ask them to wear them bathing suit and come out. This will be an exciting and refreshing experience for the whole family. This mere fun will turn out to be the best laugh for you for the weekend, relaxing your mind more than anything while giving your kids a chance to get closer to you and enjoy the things that they are usually not allowed for around the week.
4. Trampoline Jump:
Trampoline jumping is another cheerful and healthy activity for you and your kids. It is not only fun but also a great cardio exercise that helps to make the heart healthy and fit. Having a trampoline in your garden can give you a great weekend with a good laugh with the family.
5. Plant Trees:
Planting trees with kids on the weekend can make a great outdoor activity that contributes to making the world a greener place to live in, not just a mere activity for fun. The kids will get to learn something useful while adding a feature to your garden.
Shawn Michaels is a blogger who loves to write about his outdoor experiences. He is also a passionate rock climber and loves travelling. He is currently studying and spends his free time reading reviews and gear shopping! He regularly blogs at Thesmartlad.com.