Over the Christmas holidays we tried to get outside as much as we could, sometimes the children took a bit of persuading so we had to make it more fun than just going for a walk. These are our favourite outdoor games for kids. Be warned though, they might get messy.
We played lots of games of pooh sticks, H struggles to throw the sticks far enough, but loves playing all the same. We tried lots of different sized sticks to see which made the biggest splash and which moved the fastest.
We made lots and lots of dens…some more elaborate than others. My husband always starts to make something huge and then the kids get bored before he does.
We put on wellies and splashed in puddles, which gave me a LOT of extra washing to do, but was totally worth it to see three happy smile and muddy faces.
We played hide and seek in the forest. H hasn’t quite got the hang of Hide and Seek and just hides wherever she can’t see us, which is very funny.
Z and S did some jumping over streams while H and I watched with our eyes closed. Luckily no one fell in, not even the grown ups.
What do you do to encourage your children to play outside and what are your favourite outdoor games for kids.
great fun Emma and such a simple yet effective post!! we love doing things like this too x x
Yea! so much fun!
I used to love doing all these things and also a bit of tree climbing (not too high mind). If the weather continues, you’ll be able to add building a snowman and snowball fights into the list for the next couple of days.
and so we have!
Looks fab fun emma x x x
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Looks like great fun! Thankfully I don’t need to encourage my two to play outside, it is a struggle to get them to come in 🙂
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Thats good, mine are usually ok, but when they think its a ‘walk’ they get a bit narky!
I’ve just stumbled across your post. What is “pooh sticks”? I’ve never heard of it before.
I’ve never heard of “Pooh Sticks” either, can someone explain this game?
You each htrow a stick into the river and first persons stick to reach a certain point downstream is the winner. 🙂
Me and my kids love the outdoor. They love to play specially if its raining. But before I allow them to play outside, I always secure if the place is safe. By the way thank you for sharing this wonderful photos. You have lovely kids.