Backyard Fun

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Top Ten Backyard Activities (For Us)

(1) Anything with water: baby pool, slip-n-slide, sprinkler . . .
(2) Bubbles - a wand or "gun" helps big time.
(3) Sidewalk chalk


(4) Pass - what my 4 year old calls kicking a ball back and forth, with the goal of getting it past your opponent. "Wanna play Pass?"
(5) T-ball: Just hitting the ball off the tee or taking a soft pitch. No base running; just hitting the ball and then hollering, "Score!"
(6) Painting the fence (or deck) with a bucket of water and an old paintbrush.

(7) Hide and seek.
(8) A walk around the block with their own "treasure bag" (a ziploc bag with a name on it) and permission to pick up anything as treasure - rocks, leaves, grass, etc.
(9) Collecting sticks and putting them in a pile for when the digger and dump truck come later in the week.
(10) Letting them play "fireman" with the hose. Oh, the joys of a hose.

What are your favorite backyard games?

Top Ten {Tuesday}

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9 Responses to “Backyard Fun”

  1. Fireman with a hose is BRILLIANT!

    Thanks for linking up! :)

  2. Kristin PhillipsJuly 5, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    Hi! Following from Oh Amanda! Love the ideas, I hadn't thought about the 'treasure bag'. My three year old loves picking up leaves tries to keep them. He is also very into treasure chests right now so he would love this!! I will be taking him on a treasure hunt later this week. Thanks!!

  3. Such fun! I love how play and imagination evolves. We are big into bubbles and exploring right now, too.

  4. I'm a new follower!  These are some easy and cheap ideas for things to do with kiddos. I especially like painting the deck and the treasure bag idea and will be "stealing" them. : ) So simple and yet I know my two year old would find it a blast!  Thanks for sharing.

  5. Love #6 and #8!  They sure work for me kids.  :)  Cute list!

  6. Keri, Steal away!  Thanks for following :)

  7. Absolutely!  So glad you found an idea to use.  Treasure bags never get old around here . . . 

  8. So glad you think so!  As a bonus, the grass grows a little greener where the fireman do their work :)

  9. What a fun list!  My daughter actually loves to scrub!  I let her scrub our boat with a stiff brush... she does a great job!