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75 Things to Do Outside

on 7.28.2020 at 3:05pm

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Many of us have been finding ourselves spending more time at home, and by this point, you might be running out of activities to help break up the day. No parent should feel the need to entertain their kids all day long, but sometimes coming up with something new or interesting to do can transform an afternoon. I’ve brainstormed a list of 75 things to do outside that, if nothing else, can serve as inspiration. The list contains ideas for water play, ways to engage with nature, and ideas of things that are usually inside activities but that might be even more fun outside! There’s also a printable at the end so that you can refer to it on days when everybody keeps saying they’re bored. Happy summer!

75 Things to Do Outside

1. Lay in a hammock

2. Play a board game

3. Read a book

4. Eat a picnic lunch

5. Have a tea party with stuffed animals

6. Do a big puzzle in the driveway

7. Listen to an audiobook

8. Color in coloring books

9. Paint a picture

10. Play with LEGO

11. Set up a tent and play inside it

12. Blow bubbles

13. Draw a picture with sidewalk chalk 

14. Use chalk to draw out an obstacle course

15. Roll toy cars and trucks down the driveway 

16. Eat a homemade popsicle

17. Fly kites

18. Walk the dog

19. Teach the dog a new trick

20. Make mud pies

21. Take pictures of items in nature from different angles, and have each other guess what it is

22. Hide a toy and have someone else find it

23. Paint cardboard

24. Film a home movie

25. Make paper airplanes and fly them

26. Make homemade bird feeders

27. Take stuffed animals on a wagon ride

28. Pitch a tent and read books inside

29. Make a lemonade stand

30. Paint on cardboard boxes (flattened or assembled)

31. Paint the driveway, then spray it off

32. Draw a map of your yard or neighborhood

33. Make a fort in the bushes

34. Pick flowers (from your yard)

35. Find rocks and paint them

36. Plant flowers 

37. Look at items under a magnifying glass

38. Catch bugs

39. Pick weeds in the garden

40. Water the plants

41. Do a nature scavenger hunt

42. Look at clouds

43. Use a binocular to look for and identify birds

44. Use sticks to build a small fort for action figures

45. Make leaf rubbings

46. Play four square

47. Play HORSE

48. Play hopscotch

49. Play hide and seek

50. Play capture the flag 

51. Kick a soccer ball (with homemade goals)

52. Play catch

53. Throw a ball against the side of the house and practice catching

54. Roller blade or roller skate

55. Throw a frisbee back and forth

56. Play marbles

57. Play disc golf in your yard with homemade goals

58. Make an obstacle course and time each other

59. Jump on a trampoline

60. Teach yourself how to hula hoop

61. Time how long it takes you to run around the block, then try to beat your time

62. Jump rope

63. Climb a tree

64. Color water and make a pouring station

65. Ride a bike

66. Ride a scooter

67. Go on a walk

68. Wash the car (or bikes, etc.)

69. Paint plastic items and then wash them off

70. Jump in puddles after a rainy day

71. Run through the sprinklers

72. Fill up a mini or plastic pool 

73. Make bubble foam 

74. Fill up water balloons and throw them

75. Put water in a spray bottle and spray things

I made a handy printable so you can print out these ideas and give them to your older kids who can read, or just keep it in the kitchen for a reference the next time you’re looking for something fun for the kids to do!

Download the 75 Things to Do Outside Printable!

Need some inspiration to put down the screens? You're sure to find someting fun to do on this list of 75 things to do outside.