As with many toddlers, I have to change up our outdoor activities quite often because Elliott can get bored of the same activities quite easily (and so can I!). There’s only so much slippery sliding and ball kicking Elliott will do before he wants to try something different. He loves to wander, discover and get dirty.
We don’t have a sandpit or swing set yet, but little does Elliott know that it’s on it’s way for his birthday present from his grandparents. But even if you don’t have a swing or a slide, there’s still heaps you can do if you put your mind to it. Here’s a list of fun outdoor play ideas Elliott loves to do in our backyard, especially in this beautiful Spring weather! The more outdoor play the better, I say!
1. Bubble Blowing
You can see my post on how to make bubble mixture here.
2. Enchanted Garden Play
You can see my post on our enchanted garden in a bathtub here.
If you don’t have a bathtub, create an enchanted or fairy garden in a pot or other container. Buy plastic animals (like the ones in this photo) and let your toddlers imagination run wild!
Mess free drawing. For even more fun, wash it off with the hose afterwards.
4. Toy Washing
Take the toys for a swim or the trucks and cars through the car wash!
5. Discover & Collect different flowers
Smell the flowers, touch the flowers, feel the flowers and learn their colours (make sure they’re not poisonous though).
6. Pick Fruit & Veggies
Elliott loves picking his cherry tomatoes and learning the difference between the green and the red ones.
This can be done inside or outside and is great for fine motor skills with pouring from container to container. Thanks to Learn with Play at Home for this idea.
8. Bird Watching
Look, listen and learn about the different birds around your home.
|Meet our resident Kookaburra.|
Digging, planting and watering is so much fun!
10. Finger Painting
You can see my post on home made edible finger paint here
What outdoor activities do your children enjoy?
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