Explore with a magnifying glass - Give your child a magnifying glass and send them into the backyard to explore. They’ll be amazed at how things look. It’s all about perspective.
Paint the town - Provide your child with a paint brush and a bucket of water. Painting bricks on the house, drawing on the driveway or turning the car into a canvas will entertain your child, without the lasting effects of a color change.
Chalk it up - Turn your driveway into a blackboard. Whether they are practicing their letters, playing hangman, drawing a garden or (the old standard) hopscotch, the driveways is the perfect surface to let their imaginations run wild.
Have a ball - A simple ball can be the beginning of countless games and activities. Never underestimate a simple bouncy ball, or your child’s imagination.
What are some of your favorite, simple outdoor activities? Share in the comments below.