In my busy hours of blogging, I can get carried away (as we sometimes can), only to leave Brody stuck inside for perhaps too long. So when I think it’s time for us to go outside to get fresh air and run around we go on a scavenger hunt. Here’s 3 ways I get my child outdoors and away from the TV.
I have found with Brody that if he gets too comfortable indoors he won’t want to go outside at all. He loves to find things outside…and of course loves to bring them inside too!! I’ve got him loving nature as much as me. So we grab a bag, a list, and a pencil and we are off outdoors in no time to have a scavenger hunt.
Another fun thing he likes to do is have a race to the mailbox. All I have to say is “I’m going to go check the mail”, then he’ll say “I’ll race ya”. We always end up playing outside for at least a little while, until the heat gets to us. Brody doesn’t like the hot weather either – thank goodness fall is coming!
Water plants together. This is Brody’s favorite thing to help me with…something about that water hose! Most of the time he ends up all wet. In the springtime I have lots of plants and flowers that need watering and care, so that puts us outdoors for at least an hour.
On side note…what’s with boys outdoors??? If I don’t watch him, he’ll have his pants down peeing in the grass…and did I mention we are in the front yard…AND we live on the corner of a semi busy street. My neighbors sure get a kick out of that!
These 3 things might seem trivial to some, but sometimes I find it hard to get him excited to go outside and play. We have this awesome play set in the backyard that he very seldom will go play in. The last thing I want is for him to be a couch potato….so if any of you have any more fun ways to get him outdoors, I’d love to hear it.