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My kids range from ages 8 to 14 so I don’t always have activities that they can all do together. Being outdoors, however – especially now that the weather is getting warmer – always gives me the opportunity to involve them all in a variety of fun activities that they can do together. Here are five that will keep them busy and getting fresh air, which, after a long winter indoors, will do them good.
The Wubble balls are, hands down, the most durable soft balls I have ever come across and in our yard that’s a good thing because there are rocks and sticks that other similar balls can fall on and get a hole in them.
The Super Wubble is huge and the strongest Wubble ball yet! It’s soft and squishy and has the feel and look of a balloon but it is durable like the thickest, hard-shell ball you will ever see.
Setting it up is easy: you simply poke a hole with a Q-tip and insert a nozzle and then connect to the pump (you’ll need 4 AA batteries). After a few short minutes it was ready!
My boys had fun playing with the squishy Super Wubble and also loved the Groovy Wubble – just as squishy and balloon-like as the Super Wubble, but with psychedelic tie-dye pattern that’s unique to each ball.
The Groovy Wubble also includes a battery-operated pump but we just used the same pump that we used for the Super Wubble – no need for extra batteries.
And we didn’t even need the pump for the Wubble Comet! My eight-year-old son just blew air with his mouth into the nozzle and the Wubble Comet blew up in seconds. I helped him activate the LED switch and he just went crazy seeing all the lights!
After 15 minutes the LED light turns off automatically and the Wubble Comet includes two extra batteries.
We took pictures indoors to show the cool lights but this is a really great ball to play when it starts to get a little dark outside – perfect for when I’m getting dinner ready and want the kids to play outdoors for just a little bit longer.
All three balls are available at Target.com and Walmart.com
Go on a Scavenger Hunt!
Print out a sheet of paper with a list of items found outdoors. It can be nature-related and/or cityscape-related. For older kids you can include items that are slightly more hard-to-find.
Use sticks, leaves, flowers and rocks to create geometric designs. Older kids can paint rocks and write positive messages on them.
Hone Your Bird Watching Skills!
Kids as young as two can enjoy looking through binoculars at birds and look for nests. Older kids can try to identify the birds and learn about them in a book.
Get Creative with Chalk Creations!
Don’t have a back yard? Grab chalk or chalk paint and create masterpieces. Younger kids can simply doodle while older kids can get creative and draw or paint colorful pictures.
We hope you enjoyed this post about five fun outdoor activities for kids of any age!
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Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman is a freelance writer and has written for several blogs, including The Huffington Post. She has been living in the New York City area for twenty years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids, ages 14, 11 and 8.