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Friday, March 23, 2018

101 Ways to Play Outdoors









I came across this great poster on the website:  http://childhood101.com by Christie Burnett, Editor.

Several years ago they featured a poster of 101 Ways to Play Outdoors, which I would like to share with you here.

                                             

  • Play leapfrog
  • Jump rope
  • Climb a tree
  • Build a fort
  • Play hide and see
  • Kick a ball
                           
HOSE RAINBOWS
  • Make a rainbow with the hose
  • Pull weeds
  • Ride a bike, scooter, or horse
  • Create a nature collage
  • Build a sand castle
  • Head out on a treasure hunt
  • Roll down a hill
  • Make a bug hotel
             
HOTEL FOR BUGS
BUG HOTEL
  • Balance along a wall
  • Throw a frisbee
  • Balance a bean bag on your head
  • Have an egg and spoon race
  • Hug a tree
  • Create patterns in damp sand
  • Make story stones
  • Paint a fence with water
  • Make texture rubbings with crayons
               
CRAYON RUBBINGS
  • Swing your hips in a hula hoop
  • Make a rain gauge
  • Play tag
  • Draw something you can see
  • Jump in a puddle
  • Play hopscotch 
  • Draw on the trampoline or the sidewalk with chalk
  • Read a book
  • Catch raindrops on your tongue
  • Make a set of stilts from tin cans
                  

TIN CAN STILTS
  • Have a game of marbles
  • Enjoy breakfast outside
  • Rake leaves
  • Set up a worm farm
  • Decorate mud pies
  • Run under the sprinkler
  • Paint the outside of a window
  • Make a daisy chain
  • Start a nature journal
  • Lie in a hammock
  • Toast marshmallows
  • Find 10 things to float in a tub of water
  • Write in the sand with a stick


                                   
PRESS FLOWERS
  • Press flowers
  • Make a pinwheel
  • Make a stick scupture
  • Make a pet rock
  • Try leaf printing
  • Draw around a shadow on the ground
  • Plant vegetables and herbs
  • Grow a bean or sunflower plant
  • Take photos of what you see
  • Have a 3-legged race
                        
3-LEGGED RACE
  • Have a wheelbarrow race
  • Gaze at the stars
  • Set up a lemonade stand
  • Paint with feathers
  • Decorate a tree
  • Create a home for a fair or an elf
  • Make a tin can telephone
  • Enjoy a teddy bar picnic
  • Make a drip castle with wet sand
  • Write a letter on a leaf

FLY A KITE

  • Fly a kite
  • Make up a new game
  • Put on a show
  • Grab a magnifying glass and go bug hunting
                             
EXPLORE USING A MAGNIFYING GLASS
  • Try a somersault, handstand or cartwheel
  • Watch a sunset
  • Spin and get dizzy
  • Start a collection
  • Float a paper boat
  • Make a cave for a dinosaur
  • Wash the dog
  • Wash the car
  • Create a small world for your favorite figurines
MAKE A SUNDIAL

  • Make a sundial
  • Host a paper plane flying contest
  • Blow bubbles
  • Dance and sing
  • Make your name from sticks
  • Make a road for toy cars
  • Play flashlight tag
  • Build a compost bin
  • Throw water balloons
  • Make object impressions in clay
  • Put on a cape and fly
  • Grow a grass head
  • Make a bird bath
  • Make a bird feeder
  • Make petal perfume
PETAL PERFUME

  • Dig for treasure
  • Make a leaf crown
  • Hang laundery
  • Draw a map of your space
  • Set up a snail race
  • Lie back on the grass and look for shapes in the clouds

SEE HOW MANY MORE YOU CAN ADD TO THE LIST AND LET ME KNOW!




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