Summer is coming to a close. Now that labor day has passed, children are back in school and getting accustomed to being back in classrooms. However, this does not mean that they still can’t enjoy the summer weather before the temperature begins to plummet. If you are trying to squeeze out these last few weeks of warm weather, here are a few outdoor activities that your child can enjoy before summer’s end!
Let your child’s imagination run wild on your driveway with sidewalk chalk! A bucket of chalk is rather inexpensive and is an excellent way for your child to spend an afternoon. Some parents like using sidewalk chalk to teach their children school lessons! Addition, subtraction, and multiplication are a lot more fun when they are being taught on a driveway with fluorescent-colored chalk than behind a desk in a classroom with a pencil and paper.
What is more, fun than a backyard obstacle course? You can use all sorts of items from around the house. Hula hoops, cones, pool noodles, laundry baskets, and whatever else you can think of! If you want to develop your child’s balance or coordination, an obstacle course is a perfect activity for that!
Children need to learn to develop their critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. What better way to help them with this with a fun outdoor scavenger hunt? They are great activities for children to do with their friends and siblings.
Flying A Kite
Children love flying kites. It is a fun activity for all ages groups and is a great calming activity. It is also something that parents can do together with their children on the beach or at the local park.
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