Get active and get moving | Fun springtime activities for kids

Whether you’re looking to get the kids away from the screens or just looking to create a fun – giggles all around! – active experience that the entire family can partake in, it’s time we head outside! These activities are a great way to get active, get outside and bond with the kids!


Old School Hopscotch

Did you know that the game has been around for hundreds of years? There are even stories of it being played in Roman times! To get started scout out a relatively flat surface to outline the chalk blocks. Pick an object such as a bean bag or a small stone that will be thrown at the squares. Once you’ve explained the rules, have the players take turns tossing the stone or bean bag into a chalk drawn block. Hop over the stone on the way back and pick it up as you hop by it. Then it’s the next person’s turn. But remember not to lose your balance or you’ll have to start from the beginning!


Scavenger hunt

Oh, we just love scavenger hunts! Turn it into a learning experience for solving math problems. Hide hearts, or other shapes, with numbers on them. Then match the number found on the shape to a different card with the right number of dots to receive the next clue. Perfect for beginning number learners!


Jump Rope Game

Turn skipping rope into a game by having kids recite a rhyme while jumping without missing any of the words or stepping on the rope. This is a great way for kids to not only remember rhymes but get some exercise in too. Instead of reciting long rhymes, try counting for younger kids!  Can they jump in pairs? There’s only one way to find out!


Animal Races

Can they hop like a bunny? Squat and waddle like a duck? Make it fun by creating animal paper masks to make the races even more fun!

Do you have any other outdoorsy activities your kids love? Tell us all about it in the comment section below!


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