Fun Things To Do Outside When You Need to Skip the Playground

Schools across the country world are closing, and we’re all trying our best to self quarantine to slow the freaking roll of this virus. In an effort to remain calm, here’s a list of things to do outside for kids since we all need to work on social distancing.

Wanna get your kids out of the house to play, but don't want to take them to a playground? Here are tons of ideas for things to do outside!

This includes not going to a playground. I honestly panicked when I heard that my kids will be home with me for three+ weeks straight, but then I relaxed a little when I realized we could still have fun.

Things To Do Outside (instead of playing at a playground)

So you want to get your kids out of the house to play, but don't want to take them to a playground? Here are tons of ideas for things to do outside!

This list is intended for younger kids, and for nicer, sunny days. So if you have bad weather…keep it in your back pocket!

Please share your ideas for things to do outside in the comments!

make art with chalk

picnic at the park

create a flower bracelet

play with bubbles

camp in the backyard

water play

sprinklers
water table
water guns
water balloons
inflatable pool

find shapes in clouds

go fly a kite

go on a nature scavenger hunt

go for an easy hike

have a tea party

make mud pie

go geochcaching

eat popsicles

create an obstacle course

go for walks

take the dog
play red light/green light to let them run a bit more without going too far

wash the car

paint rocks (hide them around the neighborhood)

create a butterfly or a fairy house with material you find outside

play HORSE

jump rope

hula hoop

ride bikes

play hide and go seek

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What would you add to this list?

I’m all about shuffling my kids outside to play—just like the “old” days when I as growing up.

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