We all know that there’s plenty of fun things to do indoors, like watch TV, play video games, or even build a pillow fort, but spending time outdoors is important, too. Leading a more outdoorsy lifestyle can be great for your health, building up your vitamin D sources and giving you that ‘feel good’ feeling, but there’s one problem: motivation!
For many of us, finding the motivation to simply go out for a walk is challenging, but the good news is there’s tons of fun things to do outdoors. Teach your child to ride a bike, search for hidden treasure, or capture the beauty of your city — the choice really is yours!
Teach your child to ride a bike
Learning to ride a bike is a rite of passage, and having those stabilisers taken off is something many kids look forward to. Parents, on the other hand, can be a little more wary!
As a parent, it can often feel like the pressure is on to teach our children everything they need to know, but luckily it’s actually quite simple to teach your child to ride a bike. The secret is to break the actions down into manageable, bite-sized chunks. Focus first on balance before moving onto steering, and finally combine both actions together!
Once you teach your child to ride a bike you have a great excuse to get out to the local park and enjoy outdoor play and exercise together as a family.
Search for hidden treasure
If you’re looking for things to do with kids that the entire family will enjoy, then searching for hidden treasure is sure to tick all the boxes. There’s a number of different ways you can go exploring today, taking in the local sights, getting some fresh air, and discovering areas of your town or city that you might never have seen before.
Check out games such as Ingress, Geocaching, or Pokémon Go which all provide the motivation you need to get out, and have fun, too! You could even combine these activities with other fun tasks. How about you teach your child to ride a bike while you’re out looking for treasure?
Capture the beauty of your city
If you love exploring your local area and admiring its beauty but find it difficult to get out and about without having a real reason, then why not pick up your camera and become a photographer for the day? Spend some time walking around, finding the perfect angles, and capturing your most beloved parts of your town or city.
Select a few of your favourite images when you get home, send them off for printing, frame them, and hang them on your walls for a low cost and personalised alternative to expensive home decor. Your guests are sure to ask about them when they see them!
Enjoy the great outdoors
Whether you want to teach your child to ride a bike, search for treasure, photograph your city, or do other fun things like have a picnic or go stargazing at night, there’s plenty of things to do outdoors. Spending time outdoors is good for the mind, the body, and the soul, so get out, enjoy the great outdoors, and encourage the family to get involved, too!
And, if the weather is against you, there are always those fun things to do indoors instead. Look for activities that encourage creativity or find exercises and games you can play inside to get those hearts pumping.