5 Ways to Keep Kids Active in the Garden

Stuck for ideas to entertain the children at home? Here’s a few great ideas that you can do, without leaving the comfort of your own garden…

Play Games

Whether it’s being imaginative and making up your own games, playing sports, or even just doing some exercise, playing games in the garden makes being active a fun and rewarding experience for your children.

Here are a few ideas for you:

  • ·      Create an obstacle course
  • ·      Keep it simple with a game of Tag – you’re IT!
  • ·      Hold your own mini sports day
  • ·      Have a water fight!
  • ·      Make your own Scavenger Hunt

Grab Some Garden Toys

Bikes, trikes and rockers are a great idea to keep children occupied whilst enjoying some fresh air in the garden. If you have more than one child, it can be fun to have a mini race if your garden is big enough and you have suitable paving/flooring.

Here are some of our favourite garden toys:

 

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Playhouses & Play Equipment

These can be a great addition to the garden – providing your children with years of fun and memories! Whether it’s a small Wendy house, a large playhouse, or a frame with added extras such as slides, swings or sandpits, there’s something to suit every garden. Children love to role play and have their own little space to be creative, imaginative, and to have fun.

Here’s some ideas:

 

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Do Some Gardening

Get green fingered in the garden, and teach children about flowers, vegetables, herbs and insects. Start simple by planting something like sunflowers or tomatoes, and if you’re feeling more confident, move onto a bigger project like a vegetable patch!

We recommend the following to help with your garden vegetables:

 

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Animals / Wildlife

Gardens can be full of wildlife, animals and birds, so it’s important to teach your children about the different creatures that we are blessed with. You can even make your own “bug hotel”, introducing different materials such as bark, moss and old tree trunks to give vital species a safe and nourishing environment to live in. You might even have your own animals in your garden, such as chickens, or a pond filled with fish – get your children hands-on by collecting eggs, cleaning and feeding them with you.

Some ideas to keep your garden wildlife-friendly:

 

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Whatever your outdoor living needs, Paving Superstore stocks everything you need to make the most of your time at home. Check out our website, or get in touch with us on 0800 0029910 or info@pavingsuperstore.co.uk.

5 Ways to Keep Kids Active in the Garden was last modified: March 27th, 2020 by pavingss