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Monday, March 28, 2011

Favorite Outdoor Activity Linky

Our family came up with a list of 30 of Our Favorite Things to Do in Our Own Backyard.  Hopefully it will spark some fun ideas for you as you prepare for our 30 Day Challenge.  Don't forget that begins on Friday!  Sometimes you don't have to travel away from home to have a great time!  While it is fun to go on field trips and do elaborate activities with our kids, sometimes all you really need is some dirt and water. Here is our list, with a few pics. The list is in no specific order.

1-Help plant a garden.
2-Play with the wagon.
3-Catch and release bugs and worms.

4-Andrew's current favorite-bird watch!
5-Sports (We love soccer and basketball right now).
6-Throw bean bags at the fence.
7-Skateboard, bike, and ride scooters.
8-Ryan's favorite-Play chase (or as Ryan calls it "I'm Gonna Catch You).

9-Paint- the house with water or on the easel with real paint
10-Draw with sidewalk chalk.
11-Mommy's Favorite-Read stories outside under our trees.
12-Use tools.

13-Blow bubbles.
14-Play in the sandbox.
15-Splash in puddles.
16-Play with the water hose.

17-Molly's favorite-Ring Around the Rosie
18-Have a picnic.
19-Climb a tree.
20-Take a walk.
21-Play on the swingset.
22-Camp in the backyard.
23-Build Forts.
24-Play pretend.  (We currently spend a lot of time make believing we are super heroes, spies, and Star Wars characters).

25-Jump on the trampoline with Daddy.
26-Explore with Magnifying glasses.
27-Daddy's Favorite-Pushing the kiddos down the hill on the ride on cars.
28-Play in the sand and water table.  Right now ours has bird seed in it.
29- Making mud pies and playing restaurant. 
30-"Putting on shows for Mommy and Daddy where we do cool tricks."

Now it is your turn to share!  Please feel free to link up your blog posts that share lists of your family favorites.  I can't wait to see all of your fun ideas!  Thank you for sharing this fun challenge with our family! 

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  1. I love the idea of taking a picture a day! I'll have to see if I can participate

  2. We just completed our 30 minutes! Only got 30 before I came in to check the sleeping baby, and he was awake so my time was done, though they're still outside. I'm taking pictures every day, too! My blog is private, but if you want to give me an email for an invite, I'd be happy to let you follow and read. :)