12 Outdoors Adventures to Inspire Children To Be Active Outside
Need some ideas to jazz up your summer days with kids away from electronics? Here is a sampler of outdoors adventures tried and approved by my girls, ages 7 and 9. You see, outdoors is a something we do a lot in our spare time and not just because I love it. Actually what I dread most in the world as the mom of two active girls is a whole day inside. Sure inside time is relaxing but that’s only for the first hour. Any longer and my girls get a bad case of cabin fever, turned into bickering monsters who slam doors and are bored unless they’re watching TV or playing video games. It just gives me the chills. I decide to say NO to cabin fever – let’s go outside!
Though my girls are sometimes reluctant to go outside – you know, the weather being what it is – inside is not where they belong. These girls need to jump, bounce, run, skip, climb, roll – they’re never happier than outside, preferably with their friends. For their sanity and mine, I make a point of taking them outside every single weekend and engage in new adventures or recurring activities that they enjoy. I’ll keep adding activities to that list so it represents a good range of outdoors adventures for school-age kids.
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Kids! Thrive and be active – it’s the secret to a happy and long life.