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80 Fun Outdoor Activities for Kids 

Updated: Feb 16

 Are you looking for ways to keep your kids entertained and active outdoors? Look no further! We've compiled a list of 80 fun and exciting fun outdoor activities for kids that are sure to keep the whole family happy and engaged. From exploring nature to getting creative with outdoor crafts, there's something for everyone to enjoy. So grab your sunscreen and get ready for some outdoor fun!


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  1. Nature Scavenger Hunt - Search for hidden treasures like pinecones, flowers, and rocks.

  2. Bike Ride - Explore the neighbourhood or local park on two wheels.

  3. Picnic in the Park - Enjoy a relaxing meal surrounded by nature's beauty.

  4. Outdoor Art - Get creative with outdoor painting and drawing activities.

  5. Cloud Watching - Lie back and identify shapes and animals in the clouds.

  6. Nature Walk - Take a leisurely stroll and discover plants and wildlife.

  7. Build a Den - Use natural materials to create a cosy hideout in the garden.

  8. Bird Watching - Set up a bird feeder and observe feathered friends.

  9. Leaf and Bark Rubbings - Make colourful leaf and bark rubbings using paper and crayons.

  10. Outdoor Yoga - Practice yoga poses in the fresh air and sunshine.

  11. Bug Hunt - Search for insects and other critters in the garden.

  12. Outdoor Movie Night - Watch a family favourite under the stars with a backyard movie setup.

  13. Plant a Garden - Dig in the soil and grow flowers or veggies together.

  14. Fly a Kite - Let your imaginations soar with a kite-flying adventure.

  15. Campfire Cooking - Cook delicious meals and snacks over an open flame.

  16. Rock Painting - Decorate rocks with paint for a colourful garden display.

  17. Nature Journaling - Keep a journal of outdoor adventures, observations, and sketches.

  18. Outdoor Sports - Play football, basketball, or cricketin the garden or local park.

  19. Outdoor Concert - Attend an outdoor music performance or concert.

  20. Camping in the Garden - Set up a tent and spend the night camping close to home.

  21. Geocaching - Go on a modern-day treasure hunt using GPS coordinates.

  22. Beach Day - Build sandcastles, swim, and collect seashells at the beach.

  23. Outdoor Cooking - Grill up tasty treats and meals in the great outdoors.

  24. Water Balloon Fight - Stay cool and have fun with a water balloon battle.

  25. Parkour - Get active and creative with parkour and obstacle courses.

  26. Outdoor Crafts - Make bird feeders, wind chimes, and nature bracelets.

  27. Outdoor Theatre - Put on a play or puppet show in the garden.

  28. Star Gazing - Spend the evening observing the night sky and spotting constellations.

  29. Splash Pad Fun - Cool off and play in a water park or splash pad.

  30. Canoeing or Kayaking - Paddle down a river or lake and explore nature from the water.

  31. Mini Golf - Test your putting skills at a miniature golf course.

  32. Fishing - Cast a line and try your luck at catching fish in a pond or lake.

  33. Outdoor Bowling - Set up makeshift bowling pins and play a game in the garden.

  34. Visit a Farmer's Market - Explore local produce, crafts, and goodies at a farmer's market.

  35. Explore a Nature Reserve - Hike trails and observe wildlife in a protected natural area.

  36. Have a Treasure Hunt - Hide clues and treasures for an exciting outdoor scavenger hunt.

  37. Try Geocaching - Use GPS coordinates to find hidden caches and treasures.

  38. Visit a Wildlife Sanctuary - Learn about and observe animals in their natural habitat.

  39. Create Nature Art - Use natural materials to create sculptures, mandalas, and more.

  40. Make Flower Crowns - Craft beautiful flower crowns using fresh blooms and foliage.

  41. Play Outdoor Twister - Set up a giant Twister game on the lawn for a colourful and fun challenge.

  42. Outdoor Obstacle Course - Create an obstacle course with tyres, ropes, and other objects for a fun and active challenge.

  43. Flower Pressing - Preserve the beauty of flowers by pressing them in a book.

  44. I Spy - Play the classic game of "I Spy" to encourage observation and exploration.

  45. Pavement Chalk - Get creative and draw colourful masterpieces on the pavement.

  46. Climb a Tree - Challenge your kids to climb a tree and enjoy the view from above.

  47. Paint with Mud - Embrace messy play and create artwork using mud as paint.

  48. Make Mud Cupcakes - Whip up some muddy treats using mud, leaves, and other natural materials.

  49. Stacking Stones - Test balance and creativity by stacking stones into sculptures.

  50. Feed the Ducks (No Bread) - Offer ducks nutritious snacks like oats, peas, or corn.

  51. Skipping - Have fun and get active with a game of skipping rope.

  52. Hide and Seek - Play the classic game of hide and seek in the garden or park.

  53. Hopscotch - Draw a hopscotch grid on the pavement and hop your way to victory.

  54. Roll Down a Hill - Experience the thrill of rolling down a grassy hillside.

  55. Run Through a Sprinkler - Cool off on a hot day by running through a refreshing sprinkler.

  56. Have an Afternoon Nap in the Sun - Relax and recharge with a cosy nap outdoors.

  57. Nature Photography - Encourage creativity and observation by taking photos of interesting sights and objects.

  58. Water the Plants - Teach responsibility and care for nature by watering plants in the garden.

  59. Make a Campfire and Roast Marshmallows - Gather around the campfire for a cosy evening of marshmallow toasting and storytelling.

  60. Make Homemade Playdough - Whip up a batch of homemade playdough and let your imagination run wild with creative sculpting and moulding.

  61. Blow Bubbles with Homemade Bubble Liquid - Mix up a batch of bubble solution and blow bubbles of all shapes and sizes.

  62. Build Paper Aeroplanes - Fold and fly paper aeroplanes, experimenting with different designs and techniques.

  63. Play Frisbee in the Park - Toss a frisbee back and forth for a fun and active game in the park.

  64. Outdoor storytime - Find a shady spot and enjoy a book or storytime session outdoors.

  65. Go Fishing in an Inflatable Paddling Pool - Set up a mini fishing pond in the garden and catch leaves with a makeshift rod.

  66. Learn to Do a Handstand - Practice balance and strength by learning how to do a handstand against a tree or wall.

  67. Learn to Do a Cartwheel - Master the art of cartwheeling on soft grass or sand.

  68. Sack Race with Pillow Cases - Have a hilarious sack race using pillow cases as sacks.

  69. Make Pinecone Bird Feeders - Decorate pinecones with peanut butter and birdseed to create tasty treats for feathered friends.

  70. Watch the Sunset - Snuggle up with blankets and enjoy the beautiful sunset together.

  71. Have Races Using a Timer - Race against the clock in fun challenges like sprinting, hopping, and skipping.

  72. Play Tag - Chase and tag each other in a fast-paced game of tag.

  73. Pick Your Own Fruit - Visit a pick-your-own fruit farm and harvest delicious fruits straight from the source.

  74. Have a Water Gunfight - Cool off and have a blast with a friendly water gun battle.

  75. Play Pooh Sticks - Drop sticks into the river and see whose stick crosses the finish line first.

  76. Go Foraging - Explore nature and collect wild blackberries for a tasty snack or dessert.

  77. Make Daisy Chains - String together daisies to create beautiful and fragrant daisy chains.

  78. Splash in the Puddles - Embrace rainy days by jumping and splashing in puddles.

  79. Dance in the Rain - Let loose and dance in the rain for a fun and liberating experience.

  80. Hula Hoop - Have fun and get active with a hula hoop in the garden or park.




 

And there you have it! A diverse list of 80 unique outdoor activities for kids. With this array of options, you'll never run out of exciting ways to make memories and explore the wonders of the outdoors together. So, lace up your shoes, pack your bags, and embark on your next outdoor adventure with your little explorers!

 

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