Children need time outside. Sometimes, just telling them to go in the backyard is not enough. Here are 10 Backyard Activities to help inspire creative play and help beat summer boredom. This post contains an awesome giveaway! For more information please read my full disclosure.
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This Week’s Featured Posts…
Make a Fairy Garden
A mini magical land.
Backyard Art: Sun Prints
These prints were done on fabric with acrylic paint.
Sprinkler Play and Learning
Kids always love the sprinkler! So why not add a little learning to the fun?
Ride around on Ice Blocks
I don’t have a hill, but my kids would love riding them around like little cars.
Bike Day Activities
Check out all the fun “places” they set up to ride their bikes too. Great ideas!
Pool Noodle Pool
You can do anything with a pool noodle! Children will love this activity via Ever Never Again.
Play with Watermelon!
Make some watermelon sculptures and don’t worry about the mess.
Use backyard materials to make a game!
Experiment with Chalk
Blend the colors with your hands!
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Debbie @ http://kidsbibledebjackson.blogspot.com/ says
Thanks so much for hosting!
Jana @ HowToRunAHomeDaycare says
Thank you for the feature. I love this linky party, I’m back again this week.
Shaunna @ Fantastic Fun and Learning says
Terrific collection! Thanks for including our watermelon sculpture idea.
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Chelsey @ buggy and buddy says
Thank you so much for sharing our fairy garden! It has been such a wonderful source of play and learning!
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Haley @ Ever Never Again says
Thanks Janine! This is a great list of ideas! Loved your staycation post btw : )
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Thank you so much Haley! I loved writing it. So much fun!
Hi Janine! Thanks for hosting again. I love this link-up for getting new play activity inspiration. Your picks are always wonderful too. Loved the noodle pool idea.
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Hi Jelli! Always glad to see you here.
Thanks so much for hosting again. I really enjoy Mom’s library. Is this where we’re supposed to leave a comment about ABCMouse? If so, I love how colorful and engaging it looks! I’d love to win the year’s subscription!
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Thank you for hosting this wonderful link up!
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Thanks so much for featuring our chalk post and for hosting every week!!
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Stacy Uncorked says
Those are all such great ideas! 🙂
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Jacqueline @ Deeprootsathome.com says
Your grouping of ideas is refreshing! I am bookmarking this for summer fun with church families. Excellent! Thank you for hosting, too 🙂
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Catherine Fuller says
So many great reads on this page! Thank you all for posting and making my first day as a link party guest so much fun! True Aim, TY for hosting; I will be back next week to read more!
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Thank you for hosting such a great link party!
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Christy H says
Just found your site. A bunch of great information! I hope to win the ABCMouse.com subscription.
tina reynolds says
I love how many options/subjects abcmouse has it seems to cater to a wide range of learning styles
Ruby Daniels says
I love the different learning styles on abcmouse
Srilankan Airlines says
Have our own ball pit and a play house at our backyard.
I would love to win this!!
Exactly what I was looking for. Ways to splash some fun into our summer.
Delighted to meet you. I hope you don’t mind if I splash around to get to know you a bit more. This looks like a refreshing place to dip into some goodness.
I’m also on the hunt for ideas to splatter some joy into our summer. I would love to hear your ideas. Come splash with us!
Stephanie Larison says
Love the printables, and that you’re able to adjust levels.
Kelly H. says
I like the learning path.
Larry Bond says
Love this idea. Our children is our future therefore we must give them proper education.
The site has rec’d a lot of rewards and you can try it for free!
Karen Scott says
Your blog is awesome, so many great activities! I’ve tried ABC Mouse in my classroom and the kids and I loved it! Would love to win a year’s subscription, thanks for the chance!
I am a homeschooling mom and this is perfect! Sorry I would have liked on FB but I don’t have a FB page. thanks so much
Thanks for sharing all the great articles. Summer is almost over, but there’s still plenty of time to enjoy the backyard. Definitely going to take advantage of all the great tips that you’ve shared.
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