Thursday, September 22, 2011

Outside Adventures

As many of you know, I have struggled to get my boys to play outside. If we go to the park, or go ride scooters it is a different story, though. They just aren’t big on free play in our backyard.
Coming up on September 24th, 2011 is the Worldwide Day of Play to turn off the TV and play outside. So take the Clorox2® Play 2Day pledge to play outside! We definitely are! I bet we’ll chose some of the following activities to do on Saturday!
Some of the things my kids love to do outside, include going to our local park.
Alligator went through a phase of loving to go up and down the stairs.
And Monkey loves surfing on the slide.
Both boys love swinging! Monkey is way too big for the baby swing, but that doesn’t stop him.
Playing with sidewalk chalk. There are so many educational or just fun games to play with the addition of chalk.
Climbing trees. (I love this picture)
And even taking our indoor toys, outside! Building the worlds longest train track.
The outdoor flat surface was perfect for the marble tower!
We spend a lot of our outdoor time in the pool, when the weather is warm!
Or just sitting on the edge, and splashing!
Or just hanging around by the pool. I guess it is a kid magnet.
And who knew a water hose could be this much fun?
The sandbox is also a lot of fun.
So is our little swing set!
Both boys love going on a nature hike.
Monkey loves measuring bridges with sticks.

Feeding ducks is another fun outdoor activity!
Finding all sorts of pond creatures is fun too.
There really is lots to do outdoors. The kids will enjoy it so much more if you play with them.  So plan your day, and get active! Go for a hike, then have a picnic, hit a park, then ride bikes. Maybe have a bar-b-que while you throw the ball around, then enjoy looking at the stars as you lie on a blanket.
Who needs TV… the opportunities outside are endless.
So go on, visit, and take the challenge.
Please leave a comment if you decide to take the pledge, I would love to hear what your plans are for the day. Come back next week, to see how are day went!
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