Enjoy some outside activities that motivate your youngster to get out and explore! Take along a set of compact, wooden nesting blocks with magnification for some fun outside activities. Remember, outdoor fun for kids does not require planning a major outing, camping trip, or mountain trek. Just head to the back yard or nearest park.
Benefits of Outdoor Play
Experience the thrill of the great outdoors by spending time outside with your child. It provides an ideal way to introduce your child to the beauty of nature. Additionally, the fresh air can be a healthy diversion from the screen. Do you remember your parents telling you it was good for you to go outside and play? Well, they were right. The benefits of outdoor play are numerous.
Children who spend time in nature are more likely to:
- Be physically active, preventing health issues like obesity, diabetes and heart disease
- Have a stronger immune system making them sick less often
- Be calmer with less stress
- Have stronger bones due to more Vitamin D
- Have better balance, coordination, and agility
- Develop a passion for nature and conserving it
- Have improved awareness, observation and reasoning skills
- Play more creatively
- Have bigger imaginations
- Respect and get along better with others
- Have more self-respect
Being outside sparks your child’s curiosity, as they climb trees, pick flowers, toss rocks, splash in streams, and look for animals. With a set of wooden magnification blocks, you can inspire your child to examine nature. Wooden nesting blocks –
- Are perfect for examining natural, tactile, and other detailed materials found in nature.
- Encourage exploration of the small wonders of nature. With their unbreakable acrylic inset windows, your child can investigate their surroundings.
- Unlike a traditional magnifying glass, this wooden block set is safe and sturdy for all your fun outdoor activities.
Outdoor Activities For Kids
Looking for fun activities to do outside that foster your child’s love of nature? Below are some outside activities for kids to get you started.
- Nature Treasure Hunt – Create a list of items found in nature. Then head out on a walk to see how many your child can find. You can create lists with different categories like color, texture, or smell.
- Backyard Bingo – Create a variety of bingo cards with items found in your backyard or favorite park. A Bingo is scored when your child finds 5 things in a row.
- Nature Tic Tac Toe – Collect multiples of items from nature. Use sticks to create a tic-tac-toe board. Then play a game with your child.
- Nature Walk – Go on a walk with your child and collect things for their nature tray or nature crafts.
- Nature Trivia Walk – Create a set number of questions. Place each inquiry along a trail in your neighborhood, park, or backyard. Provide an answer sheet for each participant or group. Depending on the age of the children, they can do this individually, in pairs or as a family.
- Miniature World Discovery – Mark off a small area (2 feet x 2 feet) for exploration. Then watch your child as they dig up and examine their discoveries.
- Outdoor Activity Cards – Create individual cards with fun, easy outdoor activities for your child to complete – for example:
- Read a book outside under a tree
- Catch raindrops on your tongue
- Jump in puddles
- Make a maze with sticks or rocks
Be sure to save all those things your child found outside. After all the exploring, the materials collected can be used in crafts or to make a nature tray. Grab your kids, some wooden square blocks, and head outdoors today!