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8. Nature Scavenger Hunt
A good scavenger hunt is one of my favorite childhood memories! I think all kids love exploring the outdoors (you know, before we become OCD about dirt). I definitely don’t think we spend nearly enough time outdoors these days, and I’d love to put something like this together for my kids! It could be done in your own yard, a park, or even on a camping trip. Go get the instructions and free printable here.
9. Bean Bag Toss
Drill a couple of different sized plastic buckets to a board, and have fun seeing who can get the most bean bags in (or rings, rocks, balls, etc.). You can keep score by assigning the buckets with different point values based on their size. This could keep the kids entertained for hours! Get the instructions here.
10. Backyard Obstacle Course
This is where your creativity really comes into play. You can use just about anything to create a fun obstacle course in the yard– hoola hoops, tires, ladders, pool noodles, string, rope, buckets, cones, boards…. you name it! Now, all you have to do is sit back in your lawn chair with your stop watch and Blue Moon, and keep track of how long it takes to complete the course. This will keep the kids active and busy trying to go for the record!