During times like these, it’s easy to feel like there’s nothing to do when you’ve been staying at home every single day. Previously, we wrote a J&D Ultracare blog called “Six Indoor Activities You Can Do With Your Kids” in order to encourage families to try new things even if they are stuck at home. However, with the weather getting warmer, there are now plenty of outside activities that you can do with your family while staying safe.
A great website called Active For Life wrote an article about fun outdoor activities that you can do with kids on a picnic. Not only are these activities exciting, they also keep everyone active as well, making them a great way to get exercise. If you find this topic interesting, please check out their full article by clicking here.
We want to share four of our favorite Active For Life activities here on the J&D Ultracare blog. Check them out below:
- Picnic parachute. First things first, pick a shady spot and mark your territory with the picnic blanket (classic checkered print, optional). Have everyone choose a corner or side(s) and lift and lower the blanket like a parachute. Add a beach ball to the middle of the blanket and keep it up! Skills: coordination of legs, arms and torso
- Tree tag. A favourite childhood game of mine with super simple rules. As a family, define an area of trees and one by one, take off to tag them all! The route is up to the runner while the rest will wait and time. Skills: agility, dynamic balance, and speed
- Balloon sports. A great way to introduce any sport that uses a ball is to substitute a balloon instead. Balloon batting, balloon tennis, and balloon volleyball are all family-friendly picnic possibilities. Skills: hand-eye coordination, striking, and volleying
- Blanket run. If you have some spare blankets then this game is quite the “ride.” Partner up and start with one person sitting on the blanket and one person standing, blanket edge in hand. Race to the finish line by pulling your partner across the grass as quickly as possible. Extra challenge: go there and back by switching puller and rider halfway. Skills: pulling coordination of legs, arms and torso
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