Computers are fantastic devices for kids these days–assuming you have the right parental controls on to protect them! They’re great for studying, general entertainment, educational content, and even for creativity.
Still, there’s something about playing outside that can really help your kids connect with the world that is immediately around them instead of the digital world. So in this post, we’re going to talk about a few outdoor activities that will encourage your kids to spend less time at the computer and more time in the sun.
Getting your kids on a bicycle
Every kid loves riding a bicycle. As long as your local neighborhood is relatively safe or your garden is big enough, why not think about getting some bikes for your kids? It’s a great way to teach them a useful travel skill, and it’s a good form of cardio too. They can ride around on their own for fun, or they can join friends and family members on group rides.
Cycling can be daunting at first for kids, but once they’ve become used to riding a bike, they’ll fall in love with it and will spend lots of time outdoors.
Outdoor artwork can be a fantastic activity for kids that love creative things. You can use chalk to draw on your patio or garden floors, you could have a large wooden board for your kids to paint on, or you could encourage them to scavenge things like twigs and leaves to use for art.
There are loads of things that you can do to make natural art, and a great place to start looking for ideas is YouTube, or the internet in general.
Gardening can be a fun and relaxing activity for the whole family. It’s a great excuse to get your kids outdoors and they can be really helpful in keeping your garden well-maintained without you needing to do too much work!
Designing a garden for the whole family takes a bit of time, but the important thing is to include your children in as much of the planning process as possible. This will make them feel like they’re contributing to the garden and will give them more motivation to spend time outdoors in the garden.
There are loads of great reasons to get your kids interested in outdoor sports. Perhaps they’re already big fans of things like football or tennis, and maybe they want to enjoy them a bit more often. If that’s the case, then why not encourage them to join local clubs or even play with their siblings. Sports can be a fantastic way to make new friends too!
With so many different sports to try, your children could spend years trying out different things before they decide on something they love. It’s a journey of discovery and there are just so many unique things to learn and love about outdoor sports. Of course, you’ll need to wait for a day where the weather is good (unless there are indoor versions) so there are a few caveats to this.