Sun is out, fun is out! We love that warm and sunny weather is back. Children have more time to do fun things outside on a sunny day which is super good for them.
Apparently spending time outdoor have a long list of benefits including boosting creativity, getting some vitamin D, improving health and fitness, and better school performance.
It's especially good for young kids who have endless energy. 15 minutes of playing outside can have more stimulation than hours stuck indoors.
But, parents, we hear you, sometimes it is hard to come up with more ideas of outdoor activities.
Going for a walk in nature or going to play in the park are sometimes simply not fun enough for some kids. That’s why we are here to help with a list of five things to do outside on a sunny day with your children!
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1. Play Basketball
A classic game that can be enjoyed by all, playing a game of basketball is a great way to have fun and stay active. All you need is a basketball and a hoop and you’re good to go!
This can be played one-on-one or in teams. Teach them some tricks and let them practice. If any other family member wants to join, let them pick their teams and have some friendly shoot off. It's a great activity to have fun as a family and increase the bond between parents and kids.
Our basketball hoop and stand come with an adjustable stand that can "grow" with kids. It's easy to set up and sturdy to use. What's even better is that it comes as a spaced themed dartboard as well. Simply turn the backboard around and you will get a new game.
2. Play Golf
Another great game that can be enjoyed by all. It's great for those who prefer a more relaxed activity. Playing golf is one of the relaxed outdoor activities loved by many parents.
You don't have to go to a proper golf court for a game. A simple setup in the backyard would be enough for kids. We have special kids play golf set which is ideal for playing in your own backyard with hours of fun guaranteed.
It comes with four colorful golf clubs, a golf cart, eight golf balls, two holes with bases and a green carpet. It's the perfect size for young kids to get some gentle exercise.
Apart from cultivating a love for sports, this toy also helps to build their hand-eye coordination and develop spatial awareness. Definitely a fun way to improve their physical and mental development.
3. Do Some Gardening
Gardening is a great way to spend time outside with your children and get them involved in nature.
It's a fun activity that can teach kids about responsibility and the process of taking care of plants.
Let them choose some flowers or pot plants, this way they can really take ownership of the gardening. It's like having a plant pet.
Set some space aside for them and their plants. It can be their dedicated gardening area. Kids love to have something to themselves.
Our special kids garden tool set has all the necessities children need for some garden fun.
From shovel, rake, and trowel to small flower posts and kids' garden gloves, they're all set and ready to exercise their little green thumb. These same tools are also very versatile and can be used in other plays like play sand for example.
Gardening can be a great family bonding activity. Looking after your garden with your little ones on a nice sunny day can be quite relaxing and rewarding.
4. Jump on Bounce House
Who doesn't love a bounce house? They're great for all ages and can provide hours of fun. If you have a backyard, setting up an inflatable bounce house is a great idea to keep the kids entertained.
Our recommendation is this bounce house with slide. It has everything kids need for some bouncing fun including a slide, ball pit, and climbing wall. Kids will be occupied for hours with this one.
It's also very easy to set up and take down. You can simply deflate it and store it away when not in use. This way you don't have to worry about taking up too much space in the backyard.
It's a good setup for after school activities or special events like birthday parties.
These are only some of the many things you can do outside on sunny days with your children. The options are endless! Just remember the most important thing is spending time together.