Has the weather warmed up in your area yet? We’ve been cycling through really hot (above 90 degrees), moderate (70s), and cooler (60s) temperatures the last few weeks. But there have been enough warm and sunny days to make it feel like spring has arrived and summer is almost here. We’ve also enjoyed spending more time outside.
If you are looking for some ways to have fun outdoors this season, the bloggers who contribute to the Weekly Kids’ Co-op have some wonderful ideas that are sure to keep your kids learning and having fun.
Go on an insect hunt like 3Dinosaurs.
Let your kids engage in some backyard construction play like Our Little House in the Country. Her son used some cut branches to construct a big fort – great for gross motor development and creative thinking!
Enjoy exploring a pond like Joys of the Journey at Buggy and Buddy. She shares lots of great ideas for making a trip to the pond a great learning experience for children. Plus, the homemade items she created can be used to encourage sensory exploration at the pond or any other body of water at home or away.
Host a farm themed party like Adventures of Adam. This would be a great birthday party theme or just a fun preschool theme to do with your kids.
Make a backyard play tent from Adventure in a Box and enjoy lots of outdoor fantasy fun. (11/17/14: broken link removed)
How much fun is this splat painting with pom poms and watercolors from Fun-a-Day?
Work on those fine motor skills by using scissors to cut the grass like Simple Fun for Kids.
I hope these ideas inspire you to get outdoors – no matter what kind of weather you are having!