Monday, March 28, 2011

Outside Play


For the first time, we are linking up to another blog in order to participate in a challenge to play outside every day throughout the month of April. I do believe that taking my children outside to breathe fresh air and enjoy God's creation is one of the ways that I love my children! Their little bodies need the exercise and the freedom that can't be found and enjoyed inside the house. We are sharing some of our favorite activities today at http://canyoucomeoutsidetoplay.blogspot.com/


We love (in no particular order):

  • playing on the swingset
  • Mommy running while the kids ride their bikes and my youngest daughter pushes the toy lawnmower
  • planting veggies and flowers and watering them
  • playing in the sandbox
  • eating at the kiddie picnic table
  • blowing bubbles
  • eating ice pops - Mommy likes this on a hot day as much as the kids!
  • playing in the water table
  • running through a sprinkler (in swimsuits or just in our clothes!)
  • sitting on our front porch in our rockers or swing
  • writing with sidewalk chalk
    A brief word about the sidewalk chalk: We sometimes just draw fun pictures and do hopscotch, but I really like it for the educational opportunities it provides. At our house, we use it to work on our weekly Bible memory verse. I write it with the chalk, and we jump on the words as we say the verse. I can jump on the right words as I say them, but the younger kids just jump everywhere. That's fine because they are still saying the verse! For review, I can also just write a bunch of random letters and either call out the letter or the sound it makes, and have the kids hop to whichever I call. Fun!
  • 3 comments:

    Danielle said...

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas on Can You Come Out to Play.

    Ashley @ Little Miss Momma said...

    My little guy is a bit too small for most of these fun activities--but I know they will be our favorites too! great post, and beautiful blog!

    Jami said...

    What a great idea! Love it.