Looking for kids’ activities to do this weekend? We’ve put together our top five kids’ activities to make the most of the warmer weather and get your little ones to enjoy the great outdoors whilst learning about nature!
1. Making bubbles outdoors
It is super simple to make your own bubbles, all you need to do is mix one-part dish soap with 6 parts water and stir together, trying not to let any foam or bubbles form. Then add a teaspoon of glycerine, sugar or corn syrup to thicken the mixture. That’s it! To make super-sized bubbles, make the mixture in a paddling pool and use a hula hoop.
2. Grow your own vegetables
Does your child not like eating their vegetables? Get them involved in growing their own by choosing a nice sunny spot in the garden, fill a pot with soil or potting compost, sow the seeds and then all you need to do is add water. Our top picks for little gardeners are strawberries, tomatoes and potatoes.
3. Put together a nature themed scavenger hunt
Want to get your little one out of the house? Create an A4 sheet of paper with 8-10 things that they might find in the garden like a smooth leaf, a prickly leaf, a daisy, a clover, a ladybird, a snail, a small bird and a feather. To make it extra creative, why not ask your little one to draw each of the items before they head outside.
4. Create a magic potion from the flowers and leaves in the garden
Does your child love witches and wizards? Let them create their own magic potion by picking a jar, fill it with water and flowers, leaves and little bits from the garden. Swish the magic potion all together in the jar and say some magic words. Then you can let them pour the potion over the garden flowers to help them grow.
5. Flower pressing
Get your kids excited about flowers and plants by creating their own nature notebook! Let them pick their favourite flowers from the garden and place it on top of parchment paper inside a notebook. Then close the book, weigh it down and leave undisturbed for 10 days. Then glue into the notebook and name each plant.
Why is it important for kids to play outdoors?
Being outdoors is great for a child’s personal development such as their risk-taking, fine and gross motor development and knowledge of the outdoors. Another added health bonus of getting your little ones outside is to help them get some physical exercise, important in today’s digital world.
We hope you found this list helpful, will you be trying any of our Spring themed activities with your children? Share your top tips to get your children outside with us on Facebook and Instagram by tagging #NewbieMamaTips